The Bryant School District is proposing a change in attendance zones for the 2018-19 school year. The maps are posted here: https://bryantschools.org/blog/2018/01/22/proposed-attendance-zones/. There’s a series of meetings set up for public input on the zoning maps. See the schedule and the statement from the district below.
In the Bryant School District, students are assigned to schools based on where they live. The district is planning now for future growth by redrawing attendance zones for elementary schools. A new plan will relieve overcrowding and balance enrollment in existing schools, as well as establish attendance zones for Parkway Elementary opening in August 2018.
RSP Associates was hired to assist with demographic and data collection, as well as student enrollment projections based on development maps for the city and county. At its January work session, the Bryant School Board will review the work of RSP and study the draft recommendations for new boundaries.
Change isn’t always easy, but the district is committed to communicating with the potentially affected families, neighborhoods and employees. District social media, website, press releases, as well as presentations and handouts, will share proposed new zones. During January and February, public meetings will provide information and gather feedback. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting date of their child’s current school placement. Re-zoning meetings begin at 6:30pm.
(*Meeting date changes reflect updates made on January 11. Click here to double-check the schedule.)
- Collegeville Elem – Jan 22
- *Springhill Elem – Jan 23
- Hill Farm Elem – Jan 29
- Bryant Elementary – Jan 30
- Hurricane Creek Elem – Feb 1
- *Davis Elem – Feb 6
- Salem Elem – Feb 8
Attendance zones are not expected to change at the secondary level, so meetings at Bethel and Bryant Middle have been cancelled.
Information gathered from these meetings will be presented to the Board during the March work session, where they will review the feedback and determine if changes need to be made to the proposed plan. At the March meeting, the Board will vote on the new zoning plan.
Changing schools can be difficult, but it also presents a number of opportunities for both academic and personal success for students. All Bryant schools offer the same quality academics and equitable programming and opportunities for students.
We invite you to read Our Plan for Success, the district’s five year strategic plan to move Bryant from a very good school district to our vision of becoming the state’s premier provider of educational services. Find information on our website at http://bit.ly/OurPlan4Success.