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JCAA-SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES
School Attendance Boundaries
The MSAD #11 School board shall annually review School Attendance Boundaries taking into account school capacities, enrollment data, geographic features, student safety, special educational programs, and student transportation times.
In order to make efficient use of facilities and to plan for equitable school organization, operation, and administration, the MSAD #11 School Board shall establish attendance boundaries for each elementary school, Gardiner Regional Middle School and Gardiner Area High School.
Attendance boundaries are established to maximize efficient use of existing MSAD #11 school facilities and avoid overcrowding conditions. Factors which may influence boundary decisions include: growth or decline or school-aged population, density of population, capacities of existing buildings, and projected future residential development.
When analyzing attendance boundary adjustments the following factors should be taken under consideration to the extent possible and feasible.
1. Balance student populations among existing schools.
2. Optimize the use of existing facilities.
3. Consider the potential long-term impact of residential
developments either planned or under construction in a
given school attendance area.
4. Maintain the “Neighborhood School Concept".
5. Avoid multiple school moves for students.
6. Avoid boundary adjustments resulting in schools
becoming socio-economically or special needs identifiable.
7. Consider options to house students, including but not limited to:
-Reassignment of grade level or levels to another school site.
-Reassignment of special education programs to other schools.
-Reassignment of other programs (four year old program) to other schools.
8. Student Transportation Times
On or before the first MSAD #11 School Board meeting in May, the Superintendent will make a recommendation to the MSAD #11 School Board for boundary changes for the following school year. On or before the first MSAD #11 School Board meeting in June, the MSAD #11 School Board shall adopt any boundary changes for the following school year.
Adopted: March 2, 2006