• District 308 Launches Address Locator Tool to Help Parents Identify Schools with Recently Approved New Boundaries

    Posted by Communications@sd308.org on 12/20/2016

    To see the Address Locator Tool, click here.  

     
    In the wake of the recently announced boundary changes, Community Unit School District 308 parents can now find out what school their student will attend next year based on their address.

     

    The new Address Locator Tool on the School District 308 Boundary webpage here enables families to confirm their attendance centers by entering their home address.

     

    Information about schools in the Address Locator Tool program is based on residence only. Students in special programs will see the schools they are associated with based on their address, not their special program location. Parents can contact their student’s building principal/special education coordinator to verify your student’s special program placement for the 2017-2018 school year.

     

    Also, based on the Board of Education determination, current 6th or 7th graders will remain at their current school of attendance for 7th and 8th grade. Transportation will continue to be provided based on district guidelines. This would not be reflected in the Address Locator Tool.

     

    Parents/guardians of high school students have the option to submit an Attendance Transfer Request (ATR) if their student wishes to remain in his/her current high school. All ATRs for high school students related to boundary changes will be approved; however, transportation will not be provided. If an ATR is not submitted, high school student attendance will be based on the Address Locator.

     

    Any K-12 students who transfer/move into SD308 after the last day of the 2016-2017 school year will follow Scenario ES (elementary) or 3B (secondary).

     

    The Address Locator Tool is provided as a convenience to our parents. In the event an address is not listed, please contact the Central Registration Office at 630-636-4599 for more information.

     

    Any parent/guardian requesting that his/her child remain at the current school of attendance except for current 6th and 7th graders or students in special programs has the option to complete an Attendance Transfer Request Application by February 1, 2017. For the ATR Application, click here.

     

    The School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve new boundaries for the 2017-2018 school year during its board meeting on Monday, December 12.

    School District 308 recognizes the dedication and work of the 37-member committee tasked with the redrawing of our school boundaries. The committee consisted of two board chairs, Lauri Doyle and Dr. Michael McDowell, 10 administrators, and 25 community members. 

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  • School District 308 Board of Education Announces School Boundary Changes for 2017-2018 School Year

    Posted by Communications@sd308.org on 12/13/2016
    To see the Board of Education approved elementary school boundary map, click here.
     
    To see the Board of Education approved junior high school boundary map, click here
     
    To see the Board of Education approved high school boundary map, click here
     
     
    Oswego, IL (December 13, 2016) — The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education voted unanimously to approve new boundaries for the 2017-2018 school year during its board meeting on Monday, December 12th.

    The BOE approved the following Boundary Committee recommendations:

     

    • Elementary school boundary recommendation Scenario ES 

    • Secondary school boundary recommendation Scenario 3B  with a grandfathering modification for all current 6th and 7th grade junior high students.

     


    What this means for the 2017-2018 school year is:

     

    • Incoming K-5 students will attend their home school based on  Scenario ES boundaries.

    • Current 5th graders will attend junior high based on Scenario 3B. 

    • IMPORTANT: If your child is a current 6th or 7th grader, he/she will remain at his/her current junior high for 7th and 8th grade.  Transportation will continue to be provided based on district guidelines.

    • Current 8th grade students will attend high school based on Scenario 3B. 

    • Parents/guardians of high school students have the option to submit an Attendance Transfer Request (ATR) if their student wishes to remain in his/her current high school. All ATRs for high school students related to Scenario 3B boundary changes will be approved; however, transportation will not be provided. If an ATR is not submitted, high school student attendance will be based on Scenario 3B.

    • Any K-12 students who transfer/move into SD308 after the last day of the 2016-2017 school year will follow Scenario ES (elementary) or 3B (secondary).

    • Any parent/guardian requesting that his/her child remain at the current school of attendance has the option to complete an Attendance Transfer Request Application by February 1, 2017.   For the ATR Application, Click here.

    • Parents will be notified of the approval or denial of  their Attendance Transfer Request (ATR)  via U.S. mail by March 30, 2017.

    • If approved, please note that transportation will not be provided by SD308.

    • School assignments for all K-12 students who transfer into School District 308 after the last day of the 2016-17 school year will attend schools based on Scenario ES (elementary) or 3B (secondary).

     

    Building administration are currently involved in planning for welcoming those students and staff impacted by Scenarios ES (elementary) and 3B (secondary). Information regarding our online Address Locator tool will be available on our website by December 20th. The tool will enable families to confirm their attendance centers by entering their home address.


    School District 308 recognizes the dedication and work of the 37-member committee tasked with the redrawing of our school boundaries. The committee consisted of two board chairs, Lauri Doyle and Dr. Michael McDowell, 10 administrators, and 25 community members. 

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  • School District 308 Board of Education Receives Recommendation from Boundary Advisory Committee

    Posted by Communications@sd308.org on 12/2/2016

    he Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education received final boundary recommendations from the Boundary Advisory Committee during its board meeting on Monday, November 28.

    The BOE is anticipated to vote on boundary recommendations at its December 12 meeting. Soon thereafter, building administration will begin for the work of welcoming and onboarding those students and staff affected in the process.

    Some key facts and questions regarding boundary changes and transfer requests include:

    • Students will not automatically be “grandfathered” based on boundary changes. Any parent/guardian requesting his/her child remain at the current school of attendance must complete the Attendance Transfer Request Application by February 1st and submit it to the SD308 Student Services Department at ATR@sd308.org.
    • Parents will be notified by letter via U.S. mail when a request is approved or denied by March 30th of the current school year.
    • District transportation will not be provided to the selected/approved school for transfer requests.


    The 37-member committee, tasked with redrawing School District 308’s school boundaries, consisted of two board chairs—Lauri Doyle and Dr. Michael McDowell—10 administrators, and 25 community members. The Boundary Advisory Committee held five boundary meetings and two community forums beginning in September through November.

    Earlier this year, the Board of Education voted on its top criteria for determining the new school boundaries moving forward. The top four criteria were:

    1.  Projected enrollment and Building utilization
    2.  Fiscal considerations related to operations
    3.  Duration of boundaries
    4.  Transportation


    To see the Boundary Committee recommendation, click here.

    To hear audio of the Boundary Committee recommendation presentation, click here.

    To see the Attendance Transfer Request to School Attendance Boundaries Frequently Asked Questions and Attendance Transfer Request Application, click here.

    For more School District 308 Boundary news and information, click here.

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  • School District 308 Boundary Advisory Committee Conducts Final Meeting

    Posted by Communications@sd308.org on 11/11/2016

    Community Unit School District 308’s Boundary Advisory Committee held its fifth and final meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

      

    The 37-member Boundary Advisory Committee, tasked with redrawing School District 308’s school boundaries, consisted of two board chairs—Lauri Doyle and Dr. Michael McDowell—10 administrators, and 25 community members. The Boundary Advisory Committee has met five times since August 2016 to analyze data and provide feedback used to create boundary map drafts. In addition, two public forums were also held to get public feedback on the map drafts.

     

    During the meeting, committee members reviewed updated boundary maps before discussing boundary draft scenarios and recommendations. Committee members were given time to share their thoughts and comments they received from the community about the process.

     

    Final determinations and recommendations by the Boundary Advisory Committee to the Board of Education will be shared at the November 28 Board of Education meeting. The BOE is anticipated to vote on boundary recommendations at its December 12 meeting. After the holidays, building administration will begin planning for onboarding those students and staff affected in the process.

     

    Earlier this year, the Board of Education voted on its top criteria for determining the new school boundaries moving forward. The top four criteria were:

     

    1.       Projected enrollment and Building utilization

    2.       Fiscal considerations related to operations

    3.       Duration of boundaries

    4.       Transportation

     

    For an audio transcript of the meeting including the public comments, click here.

     

    For a copy of the meeting PowerPoint presentation, click here.

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