Llewellyn/Duniway boundary change approved

The Portland School Board, on Monday Nov. 26, approved a boundary adjustment to balance enrollment between Llewellyn and Duniway elementary schools. – moving the South-of-Tacoma area from Llewellyn to Duniway.

Beginning in Fall 2013 new students who live in the boundary change area and don’t have siblings at Llewellyn will be assigned to Duniway.

Last spring, staff proposed two different scenarios for boundary change. Comments were gathered through a public forum last May as well as feedback sheets submitted through the summer and fall. This input, along with new enrollment data, was used to narrow the choices down to a single recommendation for the school board to consider.

Background

Proposed enrollment balancing options for Llewellyn and Duniway Elementary Schools
Changes are proposed to Llewellyn and Duniway elementary schools in SE Portland, to improve enrollment balance and prevent schools from being too large or too small. The proposals take into consideration current student populations, growth trends and community feedback gathered over the past two months.

PPS moves forward with recommendation on Llewellyn/Duniway boundary change
District staff discussed with the School Board Monday night, November 19, the proposal to move the South-of-Tacoma area from Llewellyn to Duniway.

The School Board will vote on Llewellyn/Duniway boundary change Monday, November 26
The meeting begins at 6 pm in the auditorium at 501 N. Dixon, Portland. Please call to sign up to testify at 503-916-3741. The meeting can also be streamed live at www.pps.net and viewed on cable channel 28.

If the proposal is approved, more information will be coming to potentially affected families regarding transportation and transfer options. If the proposal is approved, beginning in Fall 2013 new students who live in the boundary change area and don’t have siblings at Llewellyn are required to go to Duniway.

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