MISSOULA – Missoula County Public School leaders are pressing ahead with plans to review, and possibly redraw, some elementary school district boundaries for next year.
And the district is starting the process by looking for people who are interested in helping out.
A few weeks ago, MCPS staff told the school board it was time to start reviewing the elementary school boundaries. With most of the rebuilt elementary schools now open, or being finished, School Superintendent Mark Thane says the district is in the position of making adjustments to school boundaries.
As part of that process, the district will survey parents, review data and conduct a series of public meetings as the boundaries are reviewed. And now, MCPS is encouraging people who are interested in serving on the Elementary Boundary Advisory Committee to apply by Jan. 15.
The first open house meeting is already scheduled for Jan. 31.
The district hasn’t reviewed boundaries for 12 years, and there’s been an additional 800 elementary students added to the district in that time. Some of the schools are at 95 percent capacity.