OPS ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY CHANGE PROCESS

The Omaha Public Schools recognizes and supports the need for planning for the future of our school district. To accommodate current and future needs of OPS students, a bond issue went before the voters and was passed in May 2018. The bond included building five new schools: two elementary schools, a middle school and two high schools. Locations of the new schools are as follows:

· New elementary at 10th and Pine Streets

· New elementary at Ft. Crook and Childs Roads

· New middle school at 42nd and Y Streets

· New high school at 60th and L Streets

· New high school at 156th and Ida Streets

The task of creating attendance boundaries for the new schools by changing the district’s existing boundaries was assigned to a Student Assignment Plan Steering Committee. To accomplish its task, the committee implemented a three-phase boundary change process 1) boundary option creation, 2) community input and 3) Board of Education information and action.

Phase one boundary creation meetings took place on Feb. 13 and 14 with OPS principals and on Feb. 27 and 28 with staff, students, parents and community members. During the meetings, the groups were asked to take a look at the following existing attendance boundaries:

· Elementary schools: Ashland Park/Robbins, Bancroft, Castelar, Chandler View, Gateway, Gilder, Gomez, Highland, Indian Hill, Pawnee and Spring Lake Magnet.

· Middle schools: Bryan, Marrs Magnet and Norris.

· All OPS high schools: Benson High Magnet, Bryan, Burke, Central, North High Magnet, Northwest High Magnet and South High Magnet.

It is important to keep in mind that these schools might be impacted. Nothing is final until the Board of Education reviews the final recommendations brought to them by Cooperative Strategies’ consultants and members of the Steering Committee and there is a final vote to approve.

The committee is currently in phase two of the boundary change process. Focus groups comprised of larger groups of principals, staff, students, parents and community members were held on April 2, 3 and 4 to get initial feedback. The results of the boundary option creation meetings and the focus group meetings will be presented during open community meetings on April 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 and May 6, 7 and 8. Dates, times and locations of those meetings are listed on the calendar seen on the right of this page.

We thank everyone who has been a part of the boundary change process thus far and we encourage families to participate in the open community meetings. Your input is important to us and will determine what options are presented to the Board of Education for review and consideration this summer.

For those who are unable to attend the open community meetings, the maps of proposed elementary/middle school boundaries can be accessed by clicking here and the maps of the proposed high school boundaries can be accessed by clicking here.  Once you have had an opportunity to review the proposed boundary changes, we ask that you provide feedback by using the "provide feedback" tab at the top of this page. 
 

 

 

Click here to download a PDF version of the boundary process timeline. 

 

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