July 10th AAC Meeting Notes

posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:56 AM by General PTA Address   [ updated Sep 8, 2012, 3:58 AM ]

Hi all,

 

The meeting was exceptionally well attended.  I counted over 30 audience members.  Almost everyone on the committee was in attendance as well.  The TSES specific news is that we were not discussed at all.  The moves required to fill the new school and fix Veteran’s are very large and complicated and TSES is likely to be back burner’ed until those large proposals are addressed and resolved.  We will continue to monitor the situation and report what we learn here.  As an aside, the July 3rd meeting notes have been posted and I have added them to the last report.  If you are interested please go there to read!!

 

The meeting followed the usual format.  Joel reviewed citizen comments, received thru email or post, and presented some preliminary study information based on some of that feedback.  He apologized for not getting the July 3 meeting summary up before the day of the meeting.  They are going to make sure that happens earlier from now on.  The AAC members had also been busy, submitting several scenarios for consideration.  As of this meeting they were up to plan J.  The committee will decide at the next meeting which plans to move to inactive to reduce the number of plans in active consideration.  

 

In general AAC plans have centered on:

  1. Dividing up polygons by major transportation boundaries or in such a way as to try and keep neighborhoods together.  These attempts have been partially successful, usually leaving one school in need of adjustment.  This tends to highlight why so many polygons are touched, even if they are not immediately in the targeted schools adjustment.  All schools need to be left in an acceptable condition, capacity wise, for around 5 years of growth.  
  2. The trend has also been to try and move families less often over time.  In one plan presented, this even merged some of the moves proposed in the Staff plan for 2016 into the 2013 move.  This ultimately means more students moved now (3,097), in trade of more stability.
  3. One plan proposal called for trying to utilize North and West Capacity more, to reduce the secondary moves closer to East Columbia.  Unfortunately, this left West Friendship over capacity.

 

What I can say about all the proposals being generated is that the committee is getting comfortable with moving polygons around and getting more sophisticated in the types of moves and the pre-qualifications for moves.  It will be interesting to see how some of these capacities fixes wash out when the balancing of MSA’s, FARM and Small Feed Reports are generated.  There is a lot more criteria to be considered yet, outside of capacity.  Impressive really!!

 

The second half of the meeting was dedicated to the committee refining some of their earlier plans and providing Joel and Jennifer with changes to be evaluated.  

 

Stay tuned for more updates!!

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