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Hood River County School District to Survey Parents on Possible Changes to Attendance Areas

WyEast Steam Classroom November 27 - In mid-December, Hood River County School District will start conducting research in anticipation of a school boundary review process. The district will survey families to determine expectations and values across the county before a formal community engagement process involving community members and school principals begins in late winter.

Recent construction has expanded capacity at multiple Hood River County schools, enabling Hood River County School District to ease overcrowding at others. The timing of a boundary review process also anticipates and aligns with the timeline for opening the new May Street Elementary in the fall of 2019.

“The upcoming boundary review process will balance enrollment and facility capacity data with community conversations and feedback as we work to determine the best steps we can take to balance uneven enrollment across the district,” says Superintendent Dan Goldman. “Of course, above all else, we will prioritize student success and equitable access to curriculum in our decision making.”

From the first committee meeting in late winter until recommendation to the school board, the boundary review process will take approximately two months. In that time, a committee of community members will meet several times, the district will host two open houses, and community members will have the opportunity to submit feedback virtually. Once the process begins, regular updates will be posted to www.hoodriver.k12.or.us.