Why is this area being studied?
Population analysis studies are conducted in areas where student population numbers have changed significantly. The study process allows for a full year of community input before a decision is made to adjust school boundaries, consolidate schools or close a school.
If the board decides to close a school, what does the district do with the property?
The district is disinclined to surplus or sell property because our geographic boundaries limit our potential for growth. In instances when the facility is too old to be used or maintained, buildings could be razed and the property maintained as a park by the city or county while the district maintains ownership. If the property were to be sold or surplused, the local city or municipality has first rights to the property per state law.
If you have additional questions about this study, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Ben Horsley, chief of staff, and Steve Hogan, director of Planning & Boundaries.