REDISTRICTING PROCESS UPDATES
CR Redistricting Process Update: November 6
CR Redistricting Process Update: October 26
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the Redistricting Committee met to review feedback from the October 1st public session and the community survey. They reviewed the information and worked with demographer, Cropper GIS, to consider and examine revisions to the proposal presented on October 1st. The committee will continue some additional analysis next week at a closed meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. We anticipate releasing the updated proposal as well as a survey link to gather feedback sometime after October 30th. The Redistricting Committee will meet on Monday, November 5th to review additional public feedback and make any necessary revisions to the proposal before it is presented to the Board on November 15th at the regular Board meeting.
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: September 19
On September 17, 2018, the CR Redistricting Committee reconvened after being on break since February 6, 2018. It should be noted that two individuals from the original Committee stepped away from their positions during this break period and were replaced with new Committee members, ensuring that the Committee continues to have two representatives from each CR school. Please see the CR Redistricting Hub Committee Member section for a revised Committee Member list.At the Monday, September 17 meeting, the Committee worked with the district's new demographer, Cropper GIS Consulting, to review Cropper's April 2018 demographic study. This demographic study was publicly presented to the Board of School Directors at a Special Board Meeting on May 24, 2018. The Committee related information from that study to their previous work and agreed upon revised boundary modifications. Such modifications are now being utilized by Cropper to develop a revised redistricting proposal. The revised proposal will be publicly presented for community feedback at the upcoming October 1 Redistricting Process Public Meeting. The revised proposal with related maps will be posted to the CR website for community review by Tuesday, September 25.CRSD Redistricting Process Update: February 22
At the February 15, 2018, School Board meeting, critical decisions were made concerning redistricting. The CRSD Office of Community Relations developed a Board Brief on Thursday, February 16th that recapped such decisions. As CRSD Redistricting Committee Chairs, we wanted to underscore information communicated.
First, we would like to once again thank the CRSD Redistricting Committee for their efforts to date. Since October 3, 2017, Committee members have volunteered at least 26 hours of personal time to work collaboratively on a proposed redistricting plan. Each member also attended the January 11, 2018, Redistricting Community Forum as a facilitator and has spent numerous independent hours reviewing and processing data compiled by either CRSD Administration or Sundance Associates.
As CRSD Redistricting Committee Chairs, we have been working side-by-side with the CRSD Redistricting Committee since they first convened in October 2017. Months ago, we, as Committee Chairs, set late February as a critical date for redistricting plan completion. At the February 6, 2018 meeting of the CRSD Redistricting Committee, it was fully realized that a February deadline would be impossible to reach. While the Committee was honing in on a revised, proposed plan, there would not be ample time to communicate and hold a second forum with an adequate window for community feedback by late February.
With the above factors in mind and on behalf of the Committee, the Administration, at the February 15, 2018 Board Meeting, requested additional time from the Board and asked them to consider keeping the present 6th graders in their current sending pattern through graduation. After hearing multiple rounds of public comment and partaking in detailed discussion, the Board passed a motion to maintain current 6th-grade sending patterns as stated above. Per the motion, redistricting is now projected to begin in September 2019 for grades K-6.
In an effort to help refine the redistricting process through additional data, the Board also passed a motion directing Administration to seek proposals for the completion of an additional demographic study. Professional demographers are currently being contacted and Administration will present independent demographic study proposals on March 8, 2018, as part of the Public Facilities Committee Meeting. The next CRSD Redistricting Committee is to be determined and will be communicated once a new demographic study is developed.
We wish to thank the CRSD community for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to engage in this important work.
Barry J. Desko Susan K. Elliott, Ed.D.
Director of K-12 Education Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: February 8
The CRSD Redistricting Committee most recently met on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 PM. Group discussion, which lasted until approximately 9 PM, revolved around boundary map adjustments made during the Committee’s previous two work sessions. In addition to closely examining recent boundary modifications, the Committee also continued to closely analyze their revised, proposed redistricting map concept in relation to actual and projected student enrollment numbers and building capacities. Committee members and chairs will meet again on Tuesday, February 13 (MEETING CANCELLED!)
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: January 31
The CRSD Redistricting Committee met on Tuesday, January 30th from 7 PM until approximately 9 PM to analyze most recent versions of revised boundary maps. Committee discussion led to the group focusing in on a single concept, with general agreement that this concept requires some additional examination. As a result, the Committee will meet Tuesday, February 6th for another work session. The administration is still accepting, reviewing, and sharing community feedback with the CRSD Redistricting Committee. Community members are invited to continue to send redistricting suggestions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: January 24
The CRSD Redistricting Committee most recently convened as a group at 7 PM on Tuesday, January 16th and 7 PM on Tuesday, January 23rd. At their January 16th meeting, Committee members reviewed two revised redistricting maps that incorporated community feedback. These new maps were analyzed in comparison to the January 11th proposed map, still under consideration. Before closing their session at approximately 9:30 PM, the Committee requested some revisions to these maps be developed for additional analysis and comparison. On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Committee discussed the pros and cons of these maps in an effort to reach consensus on a concept. The meeting ended at approximately 10:30 PM, with the Committee agreeing to meet next Tuesday, January 30th to continue their work. The district will continue to communicate and post information via the district Listserv and Redistricting Hub. All other communications and documents developed from outside sources that may appear publicly should not be considered official district information.
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: January 16th
CRSD Redistricting Process Update: December 7th