Redistricting 2020

After three years of evaluating redistricting scenarios, The Winnetka Public Schools Board has narrowed the Redistricting options under consideration to three. The options were presented to the Board on August 26, 2019 by Cropper GIS, a demographer working with the District since 2016. New attendance boundaries will be implemented in August 2020. 

The School Board has asked for the community to complete a feedback form (by September 10) before a final recommendation for Redistricting is made at the School Board Meeting on September 24, 2019. To access the form, click here or visit the District website.

Community members who live in areas under consideration for Redistricting will be notified via U.S. mail this week. Additional information and maps of the Redistricting options are available on the  District website and a  community mailing was sent to all households in Winnetka the week of August 18.

The School Board also began discussions on "phasing-in." Phasing-in allows a subset of students to remain at their current school AFTER new boundary lines go into effect.  On August 26, 2019, the School Board agreed to phase-in students from the Crow Island area who will be in fourth grade in 2020-2021. They also agreed that any new student enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year will be required to attend their newly assigned school. The Board will continue discussions regarding phasing-in other groups of students at the September 24, 2019, meeting.  

Community members are invited to attend the following upcoming meetings:

September 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. at Greeley School
Public Engagement Session 

September 24, 2019
7:15 p.m. at Greeley School 
School Board Meeting
A Redistricting Presentation will be shared and the Superintendent will make a recommendation on a plan for Redistricting 2020.

October 22, 2019
7:15 p.m. at Greeley School
School Board Meeting
The School Board will approve the plan for Redistricting 2020. New attendance boundaries and "phase in" accommodations will be approved at this meeting.

The Winnetka Public Schools community empowers every student to flourish in 
an innovative, experiential environment. We support and challenge all learners 
to actively engage in continual growth and achievement to make 
a meaningful difference in the world.  

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