Boundary Adjustments Approved

Reported by on 1/11/22

At last night's meeting, the District 204 board of education approved the administration recommendation and implementation plan for boundary adjustments.

Implementation of the boundary plan will take effect at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Those impacted will receive a letter with more details in the near future. The approved plan includes the option of grandfathering for several grade levels of students and decreases the overall number of students impacted. At the elementary level, rising fifth graders will be allowed to stay at their current school. Middle school students who are rising seventh and eighth graders will also be allowed to grandfather. At the high school level, rising tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders will be allowed to grandfather. Parents and guardians, whose children are impacted by the boundary change and are eligible for grandfathering, will be asked to make decisions regarding grandfathering by February 11, 2022. At this time, transportation is not being guaranteed for grandfathered students. Any decisions about grandfathering will not be changed after the February 11 date.

The number of students impacted, before grandfathering, has further decreased from the numbers shared at the December 20 board of education meeting. The student impact by level is as follows:

Elementary School: 1,154
Middle School: 1,193
High School: 356

The board of education and District 204 would like to, again, thank the Boundary Committee members for their work throughout the boundary process and their suggestions to find a workable solution. The board and district would also like to thank the community for their passionate involvement in the process by attending the boundary committee meetings, the boundary forums, participating in public comment, and sharing their opinions.

To see how the recommended boundary proposal impacts your household, visit the boundary map address locator tool.

For more information on the boundary process, visit 2021-22 Boundary Process.