Introduction

District 303 is exploring boundary changes for implementation beginning with the 2024-2025 school year to address urgent overcrowding concerns in our schools. This process is a continuation of Facility Master Plan efforts to ensure each student is provided with a safe, equitable and effective academic and

social-emotional experience. Changes to the boundary lines will impact each school to varying degrees. This page outlines the stages of the boundary process, provides resources on key discussions, recommendations and actions, and details engagement opportunities for stakeholders and will be routinely updated.

Approved Boundary Maps

Concept maps below have been approved by the Board and go into effect with the 2024-2025 school year beginning in the fall.

Table of Contents

Boundary Timeline

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Previous Facility Timelines:

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Added on January 31, 2024

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Added on December 10, 2023

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Added on October 10, 2023

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Added on October 10, 2023

Background Timeline of Facility Master Planning Process. Details of graphic are listed below.

Added on October 10, 2023

All Concept Maps

The following maps display current attendance boundaries and all concepts presented by demographer RSP & Associates. The maps approved by the Board at the elementary, middle and high school levels are listed at the top of this page.

February 12 Elementary Discussion

On February 12, the Board revisited elementary Concept 2 & Revised Concept 2, and received two additional elementary concept maps; Concept 4 & Concept 5. The concepts were made by RSP & Associates after being requested by the Board at its previous meeting. District Administration also presented an enrollment analysis of the concepts.

Concept 2 Revised Concept 2 Concept 4 Concept 5 District Analysis

February 5 Elementary Discussion

On February 5, the Board reviewed minor revisions to the elementary Concept 2 map ("Revised Concept 2"). These minor revisions were made by RSP & Associates after being requested by the Board at its previous meeting. District Administration also presented an enrollment analysis of the Concept 2 and Revised Concept 2 maps with respect to impacts on Wild Rose and Munhall student populations.

Concept 2 & Revised 2 District Analysis

Jan. 29 Presentations

On January 29, RSP & Associates provided a summary of previous elementary concept maps and one additional elementary concept map based on Board feedback from the previous meeting. This was followed by a presentation by District Administration that analyzed minimum space standards in relation to all concepts and provided a concept recommendation for the Board to consider.

RSP Presentation D303 Presentation

Jan. 11 Webinar & Survey Results

On January 11, demographer RSP & Associates provided additional boundary concept maps based on feedback from respondents of its survey from last November. The District launched a new survey to receive feedback on the additional concept maps and to gauge preference among all concept maps at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The survey was available from January 11 - 15, 2024. A summary of the survey results was shared at the January 16 Board meeting.

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Survey Summary Survey Results A Survey Results B

Nov. Info Sessions & Survey Results

During the community information sessions hosted by demographer RSP & Associates, boundary scenarios were shared along with a survey. The survey was available from November 28 through December 10, 2023. Specific feedback about the boundary scenarios was only gathered through the survey. RSP discussed the survey results and shared updated concept map scenarios during the January 11, 2024 community webinar.

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Survey Summary Elementary Results Middle Results High Results

BOUNDARY SELECTION PROCESS

The guiding principles identify the Board’s priorities for the new boundaries and are used by demographer RSP & Associates to create the various boundary scenarios for consideration. The boundary criteria is used to evaluate the various scenarios.

  • Primary criteria: Used as the predominant method of evaluating the scenarios.
  • Secondary criteria: Used to evaluate the final two boundary scenarios to determine the final recommendation to the Board.

Background

Detailed summaries and resources for boundary-related activity and public communications to staff, families and community members, with the most recent activity appearing at the top.

February 16, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the Regular and Special Board meetings from February 12 and 13 was shared with staff, families and published online. The notice was also placed on the District’s social media channels and bi-monthly eNews. Interactive maps for the 2024-2025 boundaries were also updated online.

February 13, 2024

Notice to Families and Staff: Boundary Approval

The District sent direct notifications to families and staff of the Board’s final decisions on boundary maps for the elementary, middle and high schools, effective with the 2024-2025 school year beginning in the fall. A press release was also shared with the media.

February 7, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the Business Services Committee from February 5 was shared with staff, families and published online. It included notice that the Board had received minor revisions to one elementary map, Revised Concept 2, from RSP. District Administration also provided an enrollment and space utilization analysis regarding Concept 2 and Revised Concept 2. The Board requested minor revisions and additional analysis before determining a final elementary concept map.

January 31, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the Business Services Committee from January 29 was shared with staff, families and published online. It included notice that the Board had received one additional elementary map, Concept 3, from RSP. It also received a recommendation from District Administration to move forward with Concept 2 for elementary based on it aligning with the Board’s guiding principles and minimum space standards. The Board expressed interest in examining elementary Concept 2, with minor revisions, at the February 5 Special Business Services Committee meeting.

January 19, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the Learning and Teaching Committee from January 16 was shared with staff, families and published online. It included notice that the Board had received consensus to move forward boundary Concept Map 2 for the middle schools and boundary Concept Map 2 for the high schools for a vote and final approval at the February 12 Board meeting.

January 11, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: New Concept Maps

During a boundary webinar, demographer RSP & Associates provided additional boundary concept maps based on feedback from respondents of its survey from last November. The District has launched a new survey to receive feedback on the additional concept maps and to gauge preference among all concept maps at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Survey participants have the option to select a different concept map preference at each level, and the Board has the option to approve different concept maps at each level. A notice announcing the new maps and survey was sent to families and staff.

January 9, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: December Committee Meetings

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the regular Board meeting from January 8 was shared with staff, families and published online. The meeting included details on the upcoming community webinar. It also previewed a new survey that will be distributed after the January 11 webinar in order to receive feedback on additional boundary concept maps that will be presented.

January 5, 2024

Publication to Stakeholders: December Committee Meetings

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing committee meetings over the previous month was shared with staff, families and published online. It included a status update on the boundary process and link to the upcoming community webinar. It also previewed a new survey that will be distributed after the January 11 webinar in order to receive feedback on additional boundary concept maps that will be presented.

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December 22, 2023

Notice to Families: Survey Results

In its winter break newsletter to families, all District families were provided with updates on key initiatives, including the boundary process and results from the RSP survey.

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December 19, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Survey Results

The District published the summary of results from the RSP survey, which was open from November 28 - December 10. Detailed results from the elementary, middle and high school portions of the survey are also available. RSP will discuss the survey results and share updated scenarios to the Board during the January 11 community webinar.

December 14, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the regular Board meeting from December 11 was shared with staff, families and published online. The meeting included the announcement of a new timeline of boundary meetings that will take place in January, including regular and committee meetings and a community webinar.

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December 11, 2023

Discussion with Board: Updated Boundary Timeline

During the regular Board meeting, Superintendent Gordon shared an updated timeline of boundary meetings that will take place in January, including regular and committee meetings and a community webinar.

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December 8, 2023

Notice to Families: Boundary Survey Reminder

All District 303 families and staff were sent a reminder informing them that the boundary survey closes on December 10 at 5 p.m. The notice was also placed in the District’s bi-monthly eNews.

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November 30, 2023

Notice to Families: Draft Boundary Maps and Survey

All District 303 families and staff were sent a notice informing them that the draft boundary scenarios and survey were available for viewing, with the survey open through December 10. Notices were also posted to the District’s social media.

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November 28, 2023

Presentation to Stakeholders: Boundary Scenarios and Survey

During the community information session hosted by demographer RSP & Associates, boundary scenarios (concepts 1 and 2) were shared along with a survey. The survey will be available through December 10, 2023. Specific feedback about the boundary scenarios will only be gathered through the survey.

November 20, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Boundary Update Mailer

In its quarterly Into Focus newsletter, District 303 residents were mailed information on the boundary process and upcoming meetings.

November 17, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Information Sessions Preview

In its bi-monthly eNews publication, the District shared with subscribers and posted online a notice previewing the structure of the boundary information sessions on November 28 and 29, with details on what to expect if attending in person or virtually. Attendees of either the in-person or virtual meetings will both be able to view the boundary scenarios and receive a link to the survey. The survey will be open from November 28 - December 10.


Notice to Families: Information Sessions Preview

All District 303 families were sent a notice previewing the structure of the boundary information sessions on November 28 and 29, with details on what to expect if attending in person or virtually. Attendees of either the in-person or virtual meetings will both be able to view the boundary scenarios and receive a link to the survey. The survey will be open from November 28 - December 10.

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November 15, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the regular Board meeting from November 13 was shared with staff, families and published online. The meeting included final approval of a scenario for the future of the Davis and Richmond configuration.

November 13, 2023

Board Approval: Davis-Richmond Configuration

At its regular meeting, the Board approved Scenario B for the future Davis and Richmond configuration. This scenario transitions Davis and Richmond each to K-5 buildings. Dual Language would be housed at Richmond with the use of 6 mobile classrooms and a plan to build a 6-classroom addition at Richmond to make it a 27-classroom school.

November 8, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Board Meeting Summary

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing the special Business Services Committee meeting from November 6 was shared with staff, families and published online. The meeting included a discussion of scenarios for the future of the Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate configuration.

November 6, 2023

Discussion with Board: Davis-Richmond Configuration

At the Business Services Committee meeting, Administration presented the Board with eight scenarios regarding the future Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate configuration. The Board identified three scenarios to consider at the next regular meeting, and then will take a final vote on one of the scenarios. As part of the boundary process, the District has been exploring whether to continue this partnership between Davis (K-2) and Richmond (3-5) or return both buildings to K-5 schools.

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November 2, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: October Committee Meetings

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing committee meetings over the previous month was shared with staff, families and published online.

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October 27, 2023

Notice to Families: Shorter Elementary Day, Boundary Update

All District 303 families were sent a summary of why the elementary school day is being shortened, the pending changes to all school start and end schedules, and an update on the boundary process.

October 20, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Facilities and Finance

In its bi-monthly eNews publication, the District shared with subscribers and posted online its latest podcast episode on finances and how that impacts facilities, which included an update on the boundary process.

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October 10, 2023

Board Approval: Boundary guiding principles and criteria

At its regular meeting, the Board approved a recommendation for guiding principles and primary and secondary boundary criteria. The guiding principles identify the Board’s priorities for the new school boundaries and will be used by RSP & Associates to create the various boundary scenarios for consideration. The boundary criteria is used to evaluate the various scenarios.


Website Launched: Boundary Updates

The District launched this website as the primary resource for staff, students, families and community members to learn more about and follow updates on the boundary process.

September 29, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: September Committee Meetings

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing committee meetings over the previous month was shared with staff, families and published online.


Notice to Staff & Families: Davis-Richmond Configuration

The District sent a notice to Davis and Richmond staff and families that they were postponing an upcoming meeting on this topic to allow more time to make an informed decision. A recommendation will come in late October and action taken in mid-November. View the Davis-Richmond timeline above for details.

September 25, 2023

Recommendation to Board: Boundary guiding principles and criteria

At the Business Services Committee meeting, the Board reviewed draft guiding principles and primary and secondary boundary criteria. The guiding principles identify the Board’s priorities for the new school boundaries and will be used by RSP & Associates to create the various boundary scenarios for consideration. The boundary criteria is used to evaluate the various scenarios. The Board adjusted the order of certain primary and secondary criteria.

September 21, 2023

Meeting with Families: Facility Needs

During its monthly meeting, the District PTO presidents heard a boundary update from Superintendent Gordon and shared feedback.

September 18, 2023

Discussion with Board: Davis-Richmond Configuration

At the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting, the Board received an updated presentation on grade-level centers and a summary of feedback from Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate staff and families. As part of the boundary process, Administration is preparing a recommendation on whether to continue this partnership or return both buildings to K-5 schools.

September 6-7, 2023

Meeting with Families: Davis-Richmond Configuration

Administration hosted meetings with families of Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate to discuss the partnership, and requested feedback from participants and non-attendees. As part of the boundary process, Administration is preparing a recommendation on whether to continue this partnership or return both buildings to K-5 schools.

September 2, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: August Committee Meetings

The District’s Across the Board newsletter summarizing committee meetings over the previous month was shared with staff, families and published online.

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August 29, 2023

Notice to Families: Davis-Richmond Configuration

Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate families were informed of meetings to learn about and share feedback on the schools’ configuration.

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August 25, 2023

Publication to Stakeholders: Facility Needs

In its bi-monthly eNews publication, the District shared with subscribers and posted online a summary of school activities, including a notice about facility work ahead.

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August 23, 2023

Notice to Families: Facility Needs

The District shared an electronic notice directly to families describing the facility work ahead.

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August 21, 2023

Discussion with Board: Davis-Richmond Configuration

At the Learning and Teaching Committee meeting, the Board heard a presentation on grade-level centers and the history of the Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate configuration. As the District prepares to make boundary changes for the 2024-2025 school year to address overcrowding concerns, the Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate configuration is being reviewed.

Jan. 2021 - July 2023

Previous Activity: Facility Master Plan

Activity on facilities prior to August 2023 can be found on the Facility Master Plan website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Boundary changes are being made to address urgent overcrowding concerns in our schools. This process began last winter when District 303 contracted with a demographer, which found improper space utilization across our schools. It led to the creation of minimum space standards for each building, which aim to provide safer, more equitable and effective academic and social-emotional experiences. This has resulted in plans to repurpose three of our buildings and to make boundary changes, effective to begin the 2024-2025 school year.

Added on October 10, 2023

Decisions will be made in accordance with the following timeline at the top of this page. Discussions on the boundary process are not final until they are approved at a regular or special Board meeting. Summaries of approved items will be displayed in the background section of this page.

Added on October 10, 2023

The guiding principles identify the Board’s priorities for the new boundaries are used by demographer RSP & Associates to create the various boundary scenarios for consideration. The boundary criteria is used to evaluate the various scenarios. The primary criteria are considered to be the highest priorities for the District and will be used as the predominant method of evaluating the scenarios. Once the top two scenarios have been identified with the primary criteria, administration will evaluate those two scenarios with the secondary criteria to determine the final recommendation to the Board.

Added on October 10, 2023

These were created by demographer RSP & Associates based on guiding principles that were approved by the Board.

Added on November 29, 2023

Based on feedback received, the Board may request RSP to make changes to the draft maps before it votes on a final concept for each level.

Updated on February 7, 2024

The Board has the option to approve concept maps at each level (elementary, middle, and high schools). It does not have to approve the same concept map across the District. Mixing concepts may adjust feeder schools.

Added on November 29, 2023

Yes. The District website can be translated into the language of your choice from the dropdown menu in the lower left corner of the boundary page.

Added on November 29, 2023

The Board is expected to vote on final concept maps for middle and high school on February 12, 2024. A final vote on a concept map for elementary school is expected on February 13, 2024.

Updated on February 7, 2024

The Intra-District Transfer Administrative Procedure will serve as the only method for a child to attend a school outside of their boundary school, but can also be made by students/families who have or have not been impacted by the boundary changes. In either case, approval is contingent on space availability at the requested school. The District does not intend to develop legacy procedures outside of the Intra-District Transfer Administrative Procedure.

Updated on February 7, 2024

Resources

February 7, 2024
Publication: Newsletter | Livestream

January 31, 2024
Publication: Newsletter | eNews

January 19, 2024
Publication: Newsletter | Survey Summary | RSP Presentation

January 11, 2024
Publication: Survey | Presentation | Notice | Video

January 9, 2024
Publication: Newsletter | Webinar Link | Presentation

January 5, 2024
Publication: Newsletter

December 22, 2023
Notice: Notice

December 19, 2023
Publication: Survey Summary | ES | MS | HS

December 14, 2023
Publication: Newsletter

December 11, 2023
Timeline: Timeline

December 8, 2023
Notice: Notice | eNews

November 30, 2023
Notice: Notice 

November 28, 2023
Presentation: Concept 1 | Concept 2 | Survey | Presentation

November 20, 2023 
Publication: Newsletter | Press Release

November 17, 2023 
Publication: eNews

November 17, 2023 
Notice: Notice

November 16, 2023 
Notice: Notice

November 15, 2023
Discussion: Memo | Presentation | Newsletter

November 13, 2023
Approval: Memo | Presentation | Livestream | 3 Scenarios

November 8, 2023
Publication: Memo | Livestream | Newsletter

November 6, 2023
Discussion: Memo | Livestream

November 2, 2023
Publication: Newsletter

October 27, 2023
Notice: Notice | Video Message | Podcast

October 10, 2023
Website Launched: Website

September 29, 2023
Publication: Newsletter | Timeline

September 25, 2023
Recommendation: Memo | Presentation | Livestream

September 18, 2023
Discussion: Presentation | Livestream

September 2, 2023
Publication: Newsletter

August 29, 2023
Notice: Notice

August 25, 2023
Publication: eNews

August 23, 2023
Notice: Notice

August 21, 2023
Discussion: Memo | Presentation | Livestream

Jan. '21 - July '23 Activity
Previous Activity: Website