Boundary Review Process
A number of our schools are at or over capacity while others are under-enrolled, forcing us to look at attendance areas in what is called a “school boundary review process.”
A school boundary review process is a conversation that considers community values and data (e.g. student population projections) to balance enrollment at our schools. This three-month long process involves extensive public engagement and will result in a revision to school attendance areas. Fortunately, recent construction has expanded capacity at multiple Hood River County schools, enabling us to ease overcrowding at others.
If they remain, our current attendance boundaries would lead to increasingly uneven curricular and extracurricular opportunities, highly variable class sizes, and costly operational challenges in transportation, food service, and custodial/maintenance services. Our school district’s mission “Excellence. Every student. Every day,” will guide this process, and ultimately our decisions will prioritize the growth and success of each and every child we serve. Every child in our district, regardless of the area of the county he or she lives in, has the right to a robust and meaningful curriculum.
Continue to visit this page for information and updates throughout the process.
News and Announcements
- November 19, 2018 - Message from Superintendent Dan Goldman to HRCSD Families
- November 27, 2018 - Public Announcement: Hood River County School District to Survey Parents on Possible Changes to Attendance Areas
- November 28, 2018 - Hood River News Announces Upcoming Boundary Process
- Late Fall/Early Winter 2018 - Community Surveys are Conducted
- Late Winter 2019 - Researchers Compile Data Critical to the Public Process (e.g. Projections for Student Enrollment by School)
- March 2019 - Public Engagement Process Begins
- May 8 - Administration Presents Boundary Review Committee Change Recommendations to the School Board
- May and June 2019 - School Board Deliberates and Decides on Attendance Area Changes
- September 2019 - New Attendance Areas Go Into Effect