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District looks for community input on boundary change-up in attempt to balance attendance in schools

PMG FILE PHOTO - Centennial School District is looking for community input as they review school attendance boundaries for the 2022-23 school year. This summer Centennial School District began a comprehensive review of its school attendance boundaries and expects to conclude the review by spring 2022.

The district asked parents to take a survey by Friday, Sept. 10, to understand what concerns they may have with changes in school attendance boundaries for the 2022-2023 school year. According to the district website, the primary reason to conduct the review is to even out the unbalanced enrollment throughout the district's elementary schools and middle school.

The boundary review will inform how the district will convert to six kindergarten-fifth grade elementary schools and two sixth-eighth grade middle schools, as Oliver Elementary is converted into a middle school starting in the 2022–23 school year.

A bond approved by voters in May 2020 allowed Oliver Elementary's conversion into a middle school, in addition to other renovations throughout the district.

The district will share updates on the boundary review through their website, hold virtual community meetings, and create a Boundary Review Committee that will analyze community input and potential boundary scenarios. The district also partnered with local consulting company FLO Analytics, which specializes in data-driven boundary review services, to work on boundary proposals.

After analyzing options and taking in the community feedback on those options, the Boundary Review Committee will develop a final recommendation to send to the superintendent. After vetting, the recommendation is delivered to the School Board for final approval.

Parents interested in participating on the Boundary Review Committee can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact their child's school.

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