With a new high school set to open in 2021, Bend-La Pine Schools has started the process to redraw the district’s middle and high school boundaries.
A team of 27 volunteer community members and district staff will review current attendance areas for all secondary schools and will make suggested adjustments to balance enrollments and reduce overcrowding at some area schools.
This is Phase 2 for the attendance area review process, following the adoption of new attendance areas for elementary schools last spring.
According to a report presented to the school board Tuesday night, “the committee shall host at least two rounds of community forums for each phase of the process to gather community input and gain feedback on proposal options. In addition, the committee will use a variety of other communication tools to ensure broad-based feedback.”
“There will be a lot of opportunities for families to take a look at several proposed changes and weigh in on those,” said BLP Communications Specialist Alandra Johnson.
Those proposed changes aren’t yet identified.
The first committee meeting is set for early October with a recommendation to the superintendent due by February 11th.
Families will be notified of any changes to the boundaries by February 21st.
Work has started on Bend’s newest high school, located at the corner of Knott Road and SE 15th Street. It’s the first new high school in the district since Summit High opened in 2001.