Even a small number of students can have an impact on an individual school, requiring an additional teacher and/or a relocatable classroom. Often it is many small adjustments, such as redistricting a small group of students to better align neighborhoods and feeds with school attendance areas, that when combined result in significant improvements to overall school enrollment capacities.
When attendance area adjustments are necessary, attempts are made to keep communities intact. HCPSS received feedback from residents during prior boundary reviews that this is a priority, and this idea is reflected as a consideration in Board of Education policy. However it is not always possible to do so, and villages and neighborhoods may be divided among schools.