2019 Boundary Committee Works 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 includes 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.
At the August 27 meeting, the Boundary Committee met to review two sets of draft scenarios that were updated based on committee comments and suggestions from their last meeting in May. The committee chose to move forward with one set of scenarios that emphasized a balanced utilization of space across all schools in the WSD.
During the month of September, we are asking all stakeholders to weigh in on these draft scenarios so the committee can further develop the new boundaries in October and November before making a final recommendation to the Board of Education. Please note: these scenarios are approximately 60% complete.
The committee will take the feedback from the online survey and the Community Forum meetings to make additional adjustments in October and November before a recommendation is made to the Board of Education in December. The boundaries will not be finalized until they are approved by the Board of Education.
To utilize the online locator tools to check a specific address, visit the WSD website.
To comment and leave suggestions online, please complete THIS SURVEY.
We also encourage all stakeholders to plan to attend one of the three Community Forums scheduled during the month of September:
Tuesday, September 10 at Frontier Middle School from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11 at the WSD Administrative Center from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, September 23 at South Middle School from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. (The updated scenarios are linked above).
August 27, 2019 - Meeting Recap
At the third meeting, Dan Schmidt and Lara Opheim from MGT Consulting Group presented "A" and "B" scenarios to the committee for elementary, middle and high school boundaries. The feedback from the committee at the May 21st meeting was used to update the scenarios and the committee was asked to choose which scenario they were comfortable moving forward with. The committee chose the "A" scenarios which emphasized a balanced utilization of space across all schools in the WSD.