• 2019 Boundary Committee Works to Craft New School Boundaries

    The WSD is preparing to build a new high school and a new elementary school to meet the needs of our growing District. Part of that process includes adjusting school boundaries. Elementary, middle and high school boundaries will all be reviewed and are all subject to change as a part of this process. The 2019 Boundary Committee had its first meeting in May and will continue to meet to develop the new boundaries through November 2019.

    At the fourth meeting, the committee reviewed the feedback collected during the month of September through three community forums and an online survey. The three community forums were attended by over 370 people and 2,055 individuals responded to the online survey. That feedback was used by MGT to make adjustments to the boundary maps, which were reviewed by administration prior to the committee meeting.

    Changes brought to the committee included keeping developments that exit onto Highway Z south of Highway 70 at Timberland; keeping the current Liberty boundaries intact; moving Lakeview Elementary from Wentzville Middle to Frontier Middle (they would then go to Holt for high school - keeping them together for elementary, middle and high school); and some adjustments to the Green Tree, Crossroads, Prairie View, Duello, Boone Trail, Stone Creek and new elementary boundaries. The committee spent a significant amount of time discussing the maps. They made further adjustments to the elementary map, no changes to the middle school map (although a number of changes were suggested, no consensus was reached to achieve relieving overcapacity issues at Wentzville Middle), and a few adjustments were made to the high school map related to the Timberland and new high school boundaries.

    Here are the updated maps, which reflect public comments and committee changes:

    Elementary draft boundary scenario

    Middle school draft boundary scenario

    High school draft boundary scenario

    This is the resulting feeder pattern of the proposed maps:

    feeder pattern for schools

    *Schools in italics (Duello and the new elementary) split feed; Duello students all go to South Middle, but split between Liberty and Timberland for high school and the new elementary school will split between South Middle and Wentzville Middle, but will all go to the new high school.

    The Boundary Committee meetings are open to the public to observe only; there is no opportunity for public comment during the work sessions. However, stakeholders are welcome to email committee members who represent a building with questions or you can email the District at info@wsdr4.org

    Remaining Boundary Meetings:

    BOUNDARY COMMITTEE MEETING
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 ~ 4:00 p.m.
    Administrative Center

    2019 Boundary Committee Members

    David Marlo - Barfield EC - BECboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Carla Wiese - Boone Trail - BTEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Anna Palmer - Crossroads - CREboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Amy Wietbrock - Discovery Ridge - DREboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Jeffrey Blankenship - Duello - DESboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Kim Porter - Green Tree - GTEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Jessica Steele - Heritage Primary - HPboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Angie Foreman - Heritage Intermediate - HIboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Victoria Coates - Lakeview - LVEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Owen Hunn - Peine Ridge - PREboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Brian Schmersal - Prairie View - PVEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Chad Maupin - Stone Creek - SCEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Cory Bristow - Wabash - WBEboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Annie Dickerson - Frontier Middle - FMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Keri Manor - South Middle - SMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Jennifer Howard - Wentzville Middle - WMSboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Eva Merrell - Holt - HHSboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Jennifer Wibbenmeyer - Liberty - LHSboundaries2019@gmail.com
    Chad Matlick - Timberland - THSboundaries2019@gmail.com

    Community members - Harry Corbett, Rick Colburn, and Jennifer Long
    Employee representative - Julia Luetkenhaus
    Board of Education representative - Brad Buchanan

    2019 Boundary Committee Timeline

    Redistricting Criteria

    Frequently Asked Questions

    2019 Demographic Study

    Summary of Community Feedback

     

    November 7, 2019 - Board of Education Work Session

    At the Board work session, Dan Schmidt, the consultant hired last year to conduct a new demographic study and facilitate the boundary process, presented the status of the Boundary Committee's work to date as well as updated projections based on this year's enrollment. Board members asked questions related to transportation and building capacity for each map representing new potential boundaries for the District's elementary, middle and high schools.

    Boundary Update ~ November 5, 2019

    Boundary Update ~ September 21, 2019

    Boundary Update ~ August 30, 2019

    October 29, 2019 - Meeting Recap

    At the fourth meeting, the committee reviewed the feedback collected during the month of September through three community forums and an online survey. The three community forums were attended by over 370 people and 2,055 individuals responded to the online survey. That feedback was used by MGT to make adjustments to the boundary maps, which were reviewed by administration prior to the committee meeting.

    Changes brought to the committee included keeping developments that exit onto Highway Z south of Highway 70 at Timberland; keeping the current Liberty boundaries intact; moving Lakeview Elementary from Wentzville Middle to Frontier Middle (they would then go to Holt for high school - keeping them together for elementary, middle and high school); and some adjustments to the Green Tree, Crossroads, Prairie View, Duello, Boone Trail, Stone Creek and new elementary boundaries. The committee spent a significant amount of time discussing the maps. They made further adjustments to the elementary map, no changes to the middle school map (although a number of changes were suggested, no consensus was reached to achieve relieving overcapacity issues at Wentzville Middle), and a few adjustments were made to the high school map related to the Timberland and new high school boundaries.

    MGT Presentation - Committee Meeting #4 

    committee members looking at projected map

    August 27, 2019 - Meeting Recap

    At the third meeting, Dan Schmidt and Lara Opheim from MGT Consulting Group presented "A" and "B" scenarios to the committee for elementary, middle and high school boundaries. The feedback from the committee at the May 21st meeting was used to update the scenarios and the committee was asked to choose which scenario they were comfortable moving forward with. The committee chose the "A" scenarios which emphasized a balanced utilization of space across all schools in the WSD.

    MGT Presentation - Committee Meeting #3 

    Boundary Committee

     

    May 21, 2019 - Meeting Recap

    At the second meeting, Dan Schmidt and Lara Opheim from MGT Consulting Group presented two scenarios as a starting point for the committee to review for elementary, middle and high school boundaries. The scenarios were organized in a north/south and east/west fashion crafted by MGT to begin the conversation. The committee worked in groups to review each scenario and react with their initial impressions as to what they liked and areas that could be improved. All of the feedback was compiled and reviewed and revisions are currently being made to the scenarios based on the committee's work and input. The next Boundary Committee meeting is scheduled for August 27 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the library at Holt High School.

    MGT Presentation - Committee Meeting #2
    *Please note: the scenarios presented at the May meeting were a starting point and they have already been adjusted based on the committee's work and feedback. (The updated scenarios are linked above).

    boundary committee meeting

    May 2, 2019 - Meeting Recap

    This initial meeting was an opportunity for the committee to get to know each other, learn more about the District’s growth and challenges, and provide them with some key data from the latest demographic study by MGT Consulting Group, which will help guide their work. The next meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 4:00 p.m. at Liberty High School.

    MGT Presentation - Meeting #1

    Boundary meeting #1