Oswego School District adopts boundary changes

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Oswego Community School District 308 administration building. (Photo courtesy of D308)

The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education voted unanimously to approve new boundaries for the 2017-18 school year during its board meeting on Dec. 12.

The BOE approved the following Boundary Committee recommendations:

Elementary school boundary recommendation Scenario ES.

Secondary school boundary recommendation Scenario 3B with a grandfathering modification for all current 6th and 7th grade junior high students.

What this means for the 2017-18 school year is:

Incoming K-5 students will attend their home school based on Scenario ES boundaries.

Current 5th graders will attend junior high based on Scenario 3B.

If your child is a current 6th or 7th grader, he/she will remain at his/her current junior high for 7th and 8th grade.  Transportation will continue to be provided based on district guidelines.

Current 8th grade students will attend high school based on Scenario 3B.

Parents/guardians of high school students have the option to submit an Attendance Transfer Request (ATR) if their student wishes to remain in his/her current high school. All ATRs for high school students related to Scenario 3B boundary changes will be approved; however, transportation will not be provided. If an ATR is not submitted, high school student attendance will be based on Scenario 3B.

Any K-12 students who transfer/move into SD308 after the last day of the 2016-17 school year will follow Scenario ES (elementary) or 3B (secondary).

Any parent/guardian requesting that his/her child remain at the current school of attendance has the option to complete an Attendance Transfer Request Application by Feb. 1, 2017. Parents will be notified of the approval or denial of their Attendance Transfer Request (ATR) via U.S. mail by March 30.

If approved, note that transportation will not be provided by SD308.

School assignments for all K-12 students who transfer into School District 308 after the last day of the 2016-17 school year will attend schools based on Scenario ES (elementary) or 3B (secondary).

Building administration are currently involved in planning for welcoming those students and staff impacted by Scenarios ES (elementary) and 3B (secondary). Information regarding our online Address Locator tool is expected to be available one the web site by Dec. 20. The tool will enable families to confirm their attendance centers by entering their home address.

The boundary committee consisted of two board chairs, Lauri Doyle and Dr. Michael McDowell, 10 administrators, and 25 community members.




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