District pursuing demographic study for potential elementary school boundaries
With updated demographic information about the community, Maize USD 266 plans this school year to review whether potential elementary school boundaries could provide efficiencies and improvements and alleviate traffic, busing, and other challenges in the growing district.
With Maize Board of Education support, the district has issued a request for proposals for a demographic study. Board members are expected to review proposals from professional firms during their next meeting Sept. 12. Among other data points, the study would review current and projected birth rates, residential development, and enrollment and traffic patterns in the district. The study could take about five months or so to complete, and the district plans to work on this topic throughout the school year.
This action is the initial step to gather data and review the current elementary school placement and attendance policies. Currently, the district does not have geographic enrollment boundaries for its five elementary schools, listed below. That means a student's home address does not dictate which of the district's five elementary schools the student attends for kindergarten through fourth grades. Instead, students for years have been administratively placed, according to board policy, and students in any neighborhood in Maize USD 266 could attend any of the district's five elementary schools. Maize USD 266 elementary schools are among the largest in the state.