Beavercreek City Schools Redistricting Project
The passage of the 2008 bond issue allowed the Beavercreek City School District to begin construction of two new schools to relieve overcrowded conditions at existing buildings. These new facilities include an elementary school, which will provide relief for enrollment growth at the district's K-5 buildings, and a middle school, which allows the district to repurpose Ferguson Middle School as a ninth grade building to provide more space at Beavercreek High School. Both facilities are expected to be open and in use by August 2013.
Beavercreek Schools needed to consider the process it would use to redistribute its student population to address the overcrowded conditions at existing buildings. Over the last year, district personnel and members of the community met with Cropper GIS, a consulting firm that specializes in redistricting, to formulate a number of scenarios using a set of basic guidelines and criteria (see below for details).
Redistricting Guidelines and Criteria:
More than 1,000 residents participated in Beavercreek Schools' redistricting input process in April 2012, offering feedback on a total of seven scenarios that were used to re-draw the district's school boundaries. An Open House was held April 4 to provide residents with the opportunity to review--and comment on--the scenarios, and individuals were also invited to provide feedback via an online survey available on each school's website AND the district site.
A second Open House was held June 26, 2012 to share the findings of this survey, which narrowed the scenarios down to two options for elementary and two for middle school. A summary of the survey findings, available here, shows that Elementary School Scenario #1 and Middle School Scenario #1 were favored by the majority of respondents.
Superintendent Bill McGlothlin presented his recommendation of Elementary Scenario #1 and Middle School Scenario #1 to the Board of Education at its regularly-scheduled meeting in November 2012. The Board approved this recommendation.
For details and a timeline associated with Beavercreek Schools' redistricting process, please click here.