Boundary Process

Phase 1

Internal Work Session

July to Oct 2019

Create new boundary scenarios

Board to establish guidelines

Focus Group

Task Force Meetings

Monday, January 20 at 5:30 to 7:30pm at Instructional Planning Center
Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 to 7:30pm at Instructional Planning Center

Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 to 7:30pm at Instructional Planning Center

All of the meetings are open to the public, however, public input will be reserved for the Community Engagement Meetings.

Meeting 1

January 20th - Formal charge to Committee, general background on timeline and process, review of current school boundaries, review of middle school boundary alternatives, discussion and alternate scenarios.

Boundary Task Force Meeting 1
Meeting 2

January 29th - Review of Middle School Boundary alternatives requested by the Committee, Review of High School Boundary alternatives developed by District, Discussion and alternate scenarios requested by Committee

Boundary Task Force Meeting 2: 1-29-20
Meeting 3

February 19th - Student transition for grandfathered students, siblings, and open enrollment, Review of HS Boundary Alternatives, Discussion of MS and HS Boundary alternatives, Recommendation of MS and HS alternatives to Board of Education

Boundary Task Force Meeting 2-19-20
Boundary Update & New High School Option

Middle School Option A and B High School Option A and C

Boundary Community Engagement Meetings

New Dates

Monday, May 4th at 7:00 pm - Video

Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 am - Video

Monday, May 11th at 6:00 pm - Video

Thursday, May 14th at noon - Video

Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm - Video

Final Boundary Task Force Meeting

May 26th 2020
Final Boundary Task Force Meeting 5-26-20

Phase 2

Internal Work Session

June 3rd, 2020

Task Force proposal(s) go to the Board.

Board Meeting

June 8th, 2020

The Board of Education adopted the First Reading, with the final decision to be made at the June 22nd Board Meeting.

Third High School Boundary Option for Public Input

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After the first reading of the boundary recommendations on Monday, June 8, 2020, the Sioux Falls School Board continued to receive and review feedback from the community. Additional research led to the creation of a third High School option for consideration (Option A2). While working within the parameters of the taskforce, the Board has created an option that blends both Option A and Option C, responding to some of the concerns regarding distances traveled to school, safety of students driving to school, and maintaining balanced diversity across the district.

The School Board will meet on Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30pm at the Instructional Planning Center, 201 E. 38th St., for a work session to discuss this new option. The community is welcome to attend and a time for public comments will be provided. In addition, the Let’s Talk feature on the district website can also be used to submit feedback.

The final vote for the school boundaries that will go into effect in the Fall 2021 will be June 22, 2020 at 5:30pm, at the regularly scheduled board meeting at IPC.

There are no additional options being considered for Middle School at this time.

Board Meetings

June 22nd, 2020

Board votes on boundaries and finalizes the new High School boundaries.

June 25th, 2020

The final vote for the middle school boundaries ONLY will be at 5:30 pm at Instructional Planning Center.

Map To Each Middle School and High School Options

Interactive Maps of each Middle School and High School Options

Final Boundary Options

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Phase # 3

Family Notifications

July‐December 2020
Community education

Open enrollment sign up

December 2020

New Schools Open

August 2021

New boundaries go live