Thank you to everyone who participated in community forums over the past few weeks and provided feedback on the ongoing Middle School Consolidation Study. The district is grateful to over 700 people who took the time to attend the in-person and online events, review and react to the demographer reports, share their perspectives and questions, and brainstorm priorities for the middle school experience. This feedback, along with individual survey feedback, will inform the Superintendent and his team in the development of a recommendation of how the District will address the challenges of declining enrollment.
We will continue equity-driven outreach to students, families and community groups until early December to understand the history, perspectives and experiences of students and families who have been historically marginalized or underserved in our education system — and the potential impacts they may experience depending on the recommendation.
The questions and feedback from the community forums are currently being synthesized, and initial themes will be shared with the community later in November. Feedback from the additional engagements with students, families and community groups will also be shared back with the community in December.
This community engagement will inform the Superintendent and his team in developing a recommendation on how the District will address the challenges of declining enrollment at middle school. The recommendation will include an equity analysis and will be shared with the community after winter break. View the Middle School Consolidation Study Timeline for a full list of important dates.
In Case You Missed It
The demographer reports and community forum presentations can be viewed online for those who were unable to attend the forums or would like to get a recap of the information shared at the in-person and online engagement events . The BSD community may also continue to share their feedback through the Middle School Consolidation Study Feedback Survey or at MSconsolidation@bsd405.org.