Maize Board of Education considering proposed student placement policy


The Maize Board of Education this fall is considering a proposed student placement policy presented Aug. 8 by members of the Student Placement Policy Team.

The recommended policy would maintain the district's current placement practice for elementary buildings: Kindergarten through 5th-grade students are placed in any of the district's five elementary schools. Siblings follow siblings in elementary school.

Students in grades 6 through 12 would attend their boundary-assigned middle and high school based on the student's primary residence (that associated with "Family 1" in the Skyward Family Access student management system). Maize Middle School would feed to Maize High School, and Maize South Middle School would feed to Maize South High School. A transition plan would phase in the recommended policy and cause as few disruptions as possible, offering the best educational environment for our students.

In 2016, under the guidance of board members, the new policy team worked to research and develop a recommended policy that provides an equal and fair educational environment.

Previously, the district has not had boundaries dictating which school students attend.

Please click here to access www.usd266.com/studentplacement to find updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and the recommended policy as presented to the Maize Board of Education.

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Pictured above: Maize USD 266 middle school administrators met during One Stop Enrollment in August with families new to the school district. Currently, a student's home address does not determine which middle or high school he/she attends.

Pictured at right: Maize South High School senior Dominick Decker is a member of the Student Placement Policy Team and, during the Aug. 8 Maize Board of Education meeting, was one of the presenters of the recommended student placement policy.