Story updated December 10, 2013.
The district is proposing changes to school attendance area boundaries for elementary and middle schools in West Salem. In October and November, district staff and school principals held six meetings with parents to discuss the boundary change process and the change proposals.
A follow-up meeting was held on Monday, December 9, 2013, to share revised proposals for boundary changes in West Salem. Maps of current West Salem boundaries, the previous change proposals, revised proposals, and areas affected by the proposals are available for download below. (Documents are best viewed when saved and opened in Acrobat Reader, rather than viewed in a browser. To view the map pdfs on an Apple mobile device, download the free Adobe Reader application from the App Store.)
The district is also offering to expand the continuity exemption for this boundary process. More information on the continuity exemption will be available soon.
The revised school attendance area proposals will be presented to the School Board for first reading on January 14, 2014. The Board is expected to vote on the proposals at its February 11, 2014, meeting. The Board will hear testimony from the community on both dates. For information on presenting testimony to the School Board, please see these guidelines.
In response to feedback received at meetings, question and answer documents, and free and reduced lunch information for West Salem have been compiled. The documents are available for download below.
|Revised proposal - elementary boundaries||1.32 MB|
|Areas affected by revised proposal - elementary boundaries||1018.46 KB|
|Revised proposal - middle school boundaries||1.3 MB|
|Areas affected by revised proposal - middle school boundaries||742.93 KB|
|Existing elementary school boundaries||1.35 MB|
|Existing middle school boundaries||1.22 MB|
|Free & Reduced lunch percentages by planning area||218.96 KB|
|Q & A - 1||125.36 KB|
|Q & A - 2||112.53 KB|