A message from the Superintendent
Davis and Richmond Families,
Last week, you received notice about the facility work ahead for District 303, which will lead to changes beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. This includes preparation to repurpose three of our buildings and for the entire District a series of conversations about boundaries.
Within our work on boundaries is another vital component: grade-level centers and the future of the Davis Primary and Richmond Intermediate configuration. At last week’s Learning and Teaching Committee meeting, Administration presented the history of the Davis-Richmond partnership, which began in 2011, as well as research on the value of grade-level centers. Administration is preparing a recommendation on whether to continue this partnership or return both buildings to K-5 schools. In doing so, we will answer this question: Which grade-level configuration allows us to build a student learning experience that has the greatest opportunity to increase student learning outcomes?
We are having these conversations due to overcrowding in our schools, which is resulting in inequitable learning experiences for students. While we recognize the challenge of potentially making multiple facility changes next school year, addressing them concurrently will ensure the best environments long-term.
Attend an Information Session
Engaging with our families is a crucial part of this process. Which is why we’re inviting you to attend one of two information sessions to better understand this work and to ask questions. Sessions are as follows:
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Haines Center
Thursday, September 7, 9:00-10:30 a.m. | Thompson Middle School
We kindly request you RSVP here to ensure proper guest accommodations.
Please be advised of the following timeline of other important meetings on this topic, including public Board meetings on September 18, October 2 and October 10.
I hope you’ll have a chance to join us next week and that you’ll stay engaged throughout these next several months during the entire boundary process. We look forward to engaging with you as we work to ensure the best educational environments for our students at Davis, Richmond and throughout District 303.
Dr. Paul Gordon