Board Of Education Approves Redistricting Plan
Posted on 03/09/2017
A new redistricting plan to even out student populations and to lower class sizes wherever possible in the Mehlville School District was passed by the Board Of Education on Thursday, March 9, by a 5 to 1 vote. Board member Jamey Murphy was the only person to vote against the plan.
The resolution established new school boundary lines for the 2017-2018 school year and will create bus routes for the new boundaries only. All high school students will be allowed to stay in their current buildings. Current 7th grade students and 4th grade students will also be grandfathered into their current buildings with limited transportation provided. As students transition from middle school to high school they will be assigned to their new attendance zone schools, but they may apply for school choice. The same stipulations apply for 4th grade students as they move into middle school.
Grandfathered students, as well as school choice students, will be allowed to access transportation on a limited basis. If space is available on buses, students could ride to and from and established bus stop in the new school boundaries. But families would have to provide transportation to and from the bus stop.
During the 2019-2020 school year the district will update the enrollment projections to determine if future student population adjustments will be necessary.
Click here to see the new boundaries and for more redistricting information.