MISD shares Preliminary Elementary School Enrollment Boundaries

December 13, 2014 | by Erin Sirianni

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Earlier this week, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) held a public preview of its preliminary recommendation for new elementary school enrollment boundaries. With a new, fourth elementary school scheduled  to open for the 2016-2017 school year, the new boundaries will determine student placement for all four elementary schools.

The public preview gave community members an opportunity to provide input and ask questions of the MISD Boundary Committee, established by Superintendent Gary Plano, to develop the new boundaries based on seven school-board values.

The values include ensuring families are assigned to schools within the closest walking distance; drawing the boundaries to impact the fewest families possible; and allowing impacted families a one-year grace period for transferring to their new neighborhood school.

The proposed elementary school enrollment boundaries are illustrated below, followed by an illustration of the current boundaries:

Existing Elementary School Boundaries

For more information, visit the MISD Boundary Committee webpage.