2019 Boundary Committee Begins Process to Craft New School Boundaries
The WSD is preparing to build a new high school and a new elementary school to meet the needs of our growing district. Part of that process will include adjusting school boundaries. Elementary, middle and high school boundaries will all be reviewed and are all subject to change as a part of this process. The 2019 Boundary Committee had its first meeting in May and will continue to meet to develop the new boundaries through November, 2019.
The Boundary Committee is working together with District administrators and a consultant to determine draft boundary scenarios which will be shared publicly to solicit feedback prior to a recommendation to the Board of Education. The Boundary Committee meetings are open to the public to observe only; there is no opportunity for public comment during the work sessions. However, stakeholders are welcome to email committee members who represent a building with questions or you can email the District at email@example.com. This fall, once the committee has landed on a draft boundary scenario, parents, staff, students and community members will have an opportunity to make comments, ask questions and make suggestions through a series of community forum meetings. The timeline calls for a recommendation for new boundaries to the Board of Education at the December 19, 2019 meeting.
2019 Boundary Committee Members
David Marlo - Barfield EC - BECboundaries2019@gmail.com
Carla Wiese - Boone Trail - BTEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Anna Palmer - Crossroads - CREboundaries2019@gmail.com
Amy Wietbrock - Discovery Ridge - DREboundaries2019@gmail.com
Jeffrey Blankenship - Duello - DESboundaries2019@gmail.com
Kim Porter - Green Tree - GTEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Jessica Steele - Heritage Primary - HPboundaries2019@gmail.com
Angie Foreman - Heritage Intermediate - HIboundaries2019@gmail.com
Victoria Coates - Lakeview - LVEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Owen Hunn - Peine Ridge - PREboundaries2019@gmail.com
Brian Schmersal - Prairie View - PVEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Chad Maupin - Stone Creek - SCEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Cory Bristow - Wabash - WBEboundaries2019@gmail.com
Annie Dickerson - Frontier Middle - FMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Keri Manor - South Middle - SMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Jennifer Howard - Wentzville Middle - WMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Eva Merrell - Holt - HHSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Jennifer Wibbenmeyer - Liberty - LHSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Chad Matlick - Timberland - THSboundaries2019@gmail.com
Community members - Harry Corbett, Rick Colburn, and Jennifer Long
Employee representative - Julia Luetkenhaus
Board of Education representative - Brad Buchanan
May 2, 2019 - Meeting Recap
This initial meeting was an opportunity for the committee to get to know each other, learn more about the District’s growth and challenges, and provide them with some key data from the latest demographic study by MGT Consulting Group, which will help guide their work. The next meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 4:00 p.m. at Liberty High School.
May 21, 2019 - Meeting Recap
At the second meeting, Dan Schmidt and Lara Opheim from MGT Consulting Group presented two scenarios as a starting point for the committee to review for elementary, middle and high school boundaries. The scenarios were organized in a north/south and east/west fashion crafted by MGT to begin the conversation. The committee worked in groups to review each scenario and react with their initial impressions as to what they liked and areas that could be improved. All of the feedback was compiled and reviewed and revisions are currently being made to the scenarios based on the committee's work and input. The next Boundary Committee meeting is scheduled for August 27 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the library at Holt High School.
MGT Presentation - Committee Meeting #2
*Please note: the scenarios presented at the May meeting were a starting point and they have already been adjusted based on the committee's work and feedback.