Why is a decision about redistricting for the 2023-2024 school year made so far in advance?

Once a decision is made, there are many things that must occur in preparation for the following school year – some of which need to happen before the end of the current school year. 

 Any time a redistricting process occurs, school enrollments are altered and staffing must be adjusted. There are other educational considerations such as supporting students with IEPs and those attending regional programs, considering program implications in schools, and initiating a transition process for all students and families who may be changing schools. All of this must be completed by June. 

At the same time, other processes must take place such as designing new bus routes, ensuring that transportation contractors have enough drivers to fulfill our requirements, and adjusting the locations of portable classrooms to meet new requirements.