Superintendent Jordan presented a proposal to modify the current attendance boundaries for Burnett and Rose elementary schools. Currently, in the Burnett Elementary School attendance area there is an apartment building along North Temple Drive that crosses Fair Hill Drive, Arana Court, and View Drive. This complex is split and assigned to the Rose Elementary School attendance area. This Rose attendance boundary creates a pocket within the Burnett attendance area that is essentially an island surrounded by apartment buildings within the Burnett attendance. Staff proposes that this apartment building be designated as a part of the Burnett attendance area, keeping in line with the rest of the apartment complex. This would impact about 20
current residents attending Rose would have the option to continue at Rose
, while those families new to the area would attend Burnett beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
To offset this switch, staff proposes designating Rose as the school of attendance for the apartment complex east of the District Office and north of Calaveras Blvd. The total Burnett part of this rectangle had between 27 and 30 TK-6 MUSD-enrolled students in recent years and similar amounts are forecasted. Current students would have the option to continue attending Burnett school, while those new to this apartment complex would attend Rose starting in fall 2018. Click here for the
current boundary map
proposed boundary map
The shift in boundaries would unify those students already living next to one another as they would all attend Burnett, instead of being split by the current boundary lines.
To facilitate a smooth transition, staff will hold community meetings for residents in the affected apartment complexes in order to explain the transition plan to eliminate the split in these apartment complexes between Burnett and Rose. Staff will also share with families that they will have the opportunity to remain at Rose or Burnett if currently enrolled at either school. The Superintendent will bring this back to the Board in December for Board action based on input from the community.