What's the Best Redistricting Plan?
The Winchester School Committee meets tonight to discuss redistricting plans, and Winchester Patch wants to know which is your favorite.
The Winchester School Committee is meeting tonight to discuss the redistricting plans.
The meeting was moved to the Winchester High School auditorium and will start at 7:30 p.m.
The revised map-based proposals from the Redistricting Advisory Committee as well as the alternative plans will be up for discussion.
The RAC has five options for redistributing approximately 200 elementary school students between the schools in the next two years. Enrollment projections from the New England School Development Council helped in the development of these proposed models.
Parents also submitted five alternate plans in response to RAC's request for feedback from the public after concerns were raised from Superintendent William McAlduff's intial recommendations to the School Committee. The five plans consist of the Advanced Learning Opportunities Plan, Kindergarten Flex Plan, Open Enrollment Plan, Buffer Zone Plan #2 and Buffer Zone Plan #1.
Which plan do you think is best? Vote in our poll below and explain your pick in the comments.
The RAC is responsible for creating and presenting plans for redistricting the elementary school attendance boundaries. The RAC, established in November 2011, spent the remainder of the year and 2012 collecting feedback and suggestions.
The RAC and superintendent oversee recommendations made to the School Committee. The Committee makes the final decision related to enrollment recommendations.
McAlduff will make his recommendation at the Oct. 23 meeting. The School Committee plans to vote on a plan Nov. 5.
Recommendations for redistricting changes will be effective at the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.