Planned Redistricting Review & Process, 2021-22

  • Although the district's long-term projections over the next five years anticipate minimal growth in student membership, enrollment is at or above recommended levels in certain schools.

    Overcrowding, program options, and recent legislation reducing K-3 class size, combined with the need to balance academic performance, socioeconomic indicators, and demographics require a plan to reassign students for the 2021-22 school year.

    Key Dates

    • July 18, 2019
      Proposed timeline presented to the Board of Education
      Information only; no action taken

    • Fall, 2019
      Board of Education Reassignment Plan Review
      To be scheduled

    • October, 2019–March, 2020
      Community and School Engagement Meetings

    • April–September, 2020
      Data Analysis and Redistricting Options

    • October, 2020
      Board Review of Reassignment Plan

    • November, 2020
      Community Feedback and Review of Reassignment Plans

    • January, 2021
      Board Approval of 2021-2022 Student Reassignment Plan

    • February, 2021
      Student Assignment Notification

Smith Middle Overcrowding

  • The Board of Education voted to close Smith Middle to students enrolled after July 18, 2019. New students enrolled after July 18, 2019 will be reassigned to other schools as outlined in Option #6 on the agenda abstract.

    No neighborhoods with current Smith students will be reassigned. The new development at Carraway Village, which had no Smith students on July 18, was reassigned to Estes Hills Elementary, Phillips Middle, and East Chapel Hill High.

    Voluntary transfers out of Smith are available.

     Key Dates

    • July 18, 2019
      Board Meeting: Approval of Smith Middle School Reassignment Plan for 2019-20 (Agenda Abstract)
      Lincoln Center, 7:00 p.m.

    • June 20, 2019
      Work Session Only; no decision will be made (Agenda Abstract)
      Lincoln Center, 7:00 p.m.

    • June 10, 2019
      Family Input Session: Smith Middle School Reassignment
      Smith Middle School Auditorium, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

    • June 5, 2019
      Board Meeting: Smith Middle School Overcrowding Reassignment Options
      Work Session Only; no decision will be made (Agenda Abstract)
      Lincoln Center, 7:00 p.m.

    • May 31, 2019
      Impacted Families Notification (Postcard)

    • May 9, 2019
      Smith Middle School Overcrowding Review (Board Retreat)
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