UPDATE - May 10, 2021
After reviewing data, reports, and community feedback on the proposed boundary change options, the Marysville School District Board of Directors took action at their regular session meeting on May 5, 2021. The action approved Option C out of the three options presented to the community and the board in public town hall meetings, work study sessions, and through online and written feedback opportunities.
School board president Vanessa Edwards explained that the boundary change will not go into effect until the 2022 - 2023 school year to allow for preparation, planning, bus routing, and communication to families.
The boundary change process began during the 2019 - 2020 school year where the Marysville School District Enrollment and Demographics Committee of parents, staff, and community members met multiple times during the 2019 - 2020 school year to identify feeder patterns for elementary, middle, and high schools and ultimately make a recommendation to the Board of Directors to establish high school attendance boundaries. Following the committee’s work,
the Board of Directors asked for additional time, information, and community participation in the process which was further delayed by COVID. The work resumed this past November with consultant Spencer Welch and has included monthly updates to the school board, several presentations at public board meetings, and four community town hall meetings to seek feedback.
Option C, effective the 2022 - 2023 school year is outlined HERE. Between now and implementation, the district will communicate with families to share information and steps throughout the process.
UPDATE - February 2, 2021
The Marysville School District Enrollment and Demographics Committee met multiple times during the 2019 - 2020 school year to identify feeder patterns for elementary, middle, and high schools and ultimately make a recommendation to the Board of Directors to establish high school attendance boundaries.
In February 2020, the committee made a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The Board met with the committee in March 2020 and took action to table the boundary change process until December 2020. The Board of Directors desired to have more community feedback to make a more informed decision.
In preparation for the December 2020 work, the Board of Directors and the District’s Leadership Team met with a consultant, Spencer Welch, during the month of October to review the boundary process. On November 7, the Board met in a retreat session with the consultant and established “A” and “B” scenarios to take forward to families, staff, and community stakeholders for feedback during the month of February 2021.
To gather feedback on the two options, four town hall sessions have been scheduled in English and Spanish:
February 9, 20216:00 pm via Zoom webinar (English)https://msd25.zoom.us/j/87461649476?pwd=aFc2ZXR3OEdNMGswc0h0MVRoTXI5UT09
February 11, 20216:00 pm via Zoom webinar (Spanish)https://msd25.zoom.us/j/81395727373?pwd=YU1OZ3dtVkZLRk4wWk9WcjJDejExQT09
February 16, 20216:00 pm via Zoom webinar (English)https://msd25.zoom.us/j/88663653904?pwd=b3NqRU8xalovMmhWT1RPaFRMS0svdz09
February 18, 20216:00 pm via Zoom webinar (Spanish)https://msd25.zoom.us/j/87962015152?pwd=OTAyVDZFb09may9tamxacEVVVzZndz09
Following the community feedback sessions, the information received will be processed and a final recommendation will be brought forward to the Board of Directors in March 2021 which will be followed by an implementation and communication plan.
If you are unable to attend the Zoom meetings, you can still provide feedback by watching the recorded meetings and using the feedback form link provided.
UPDATE - February 2020
BOARD OF DIRECTORS TABLE BOUNDARY CHANGE DECISION
At their regular session board meeting this evening, Monday, March 2, the Board of Directors took action to table the decision on the boundary change process recommended by the Enrollment and Demographics Committee until December 2020.
Board president Vanessa Edwards thanked the committee for their work.
For the coming 2020 - 2021 school year, this means that students at the high school level will continue with a school choice process when entering into 9th grade and students will continue to be shuttled by district buses to their school.
More to come in the future around the next steps and opportunities for student, parent, guardian, and community involvement.
In August of 2018, the Marysville School District Board of Directors made a decision to move to feeder pattern boundaries for the two comprehensive high schools; Marysville Getchell High School and Marysville Pilchuck High School. A committee was formed by the board with parents, community members, staff, and students to study enrollment and boundaries. The committee was charged by the Board of Directors with creating feeder boundaries, kindergarten through twelfth grade, for the two comprehensive high schools; Marysville Getchell and Marysville Pilchuck. The committee began meeting in March of 2019, and on December 9, 2019, the committee's recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors.