DISTRICT BEGINS PROCESS TO DRAW
FOR JACKSON CREEK ELEMENTARY
— Richland School District Two is beginning the process of
drawing attendance lines for its newest elementary school, Jackson Creek
Elementary. The school board approved the name at its regularly scheduled
meeting on August 23. Jackson Creek is the district’s 20th elementary school. It’s
currently under construction on Trenholm Road Extension and scheduled to open
in fall of 2017. Jackson Creek will help relieve overcrowding at elementary
schools in the southern portion of the district.
The district will host a
series of Community Feedback Sessions on the proposed new attendance lines to
garner public input:
Thursday, Sept. 15 —
Joseph Keels Elementary
Monday, Sept. 19 — Windsor
Monday, Sept. 26 — Conder
Wednesday, Sept. 28 —
Forest Lake Elementary
Monday, Oct. 3 — E.L.
Wright Middle (Latino Community Focused Session)
session begins at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation followed by time for parents
to review maps, ask questions and complete feedback forms.
Downsizing schools and
creating capacity allows the district to open new schools with room to grow.
The new lines should result in the removal of portable classrooms at multiple
schools. Several factors will be taken into consideration throughout the
process, including boundaries such as roads, creeks, rivers and neighborhoods
as well as bus routes.
Funding for the construction
of Jackson Creek Elementary is coming from the 2008 bond referendum. Maps and
more information about the proposed attendance lines, current enrollment, and
projected enrollment for individual schools will be available on the district’s
website later in September. The proposed new attendance lines will likely
receive final board approval in October.