Elementary School Boundary Revisions
2014-2015, 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 and beyond

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the District looking at elementary boundaries?

The South-Western City School District is rebuilding or renovating all of its elementary schools. During this process, the District is building a new elementary school (Bolton Crossing) across the street from Holt Crossing Intermediate School, demolishing/closing North Franklin Elementary School, and combining East Franklin and Finland Elementary Schools into one building. This, coupled with space in the new buildings and planning for all-day everyday kindergarten, has caused the need to revisit the elementary school boundaries.

What process was used to arrive at new elementary school boundaries?

Beginning in March 2013, a boundary planning team started looking at current and projected building enrollment, building capacities and areas of growth within district boundaries. Boundary planning and school board decision-making parameters were reviewed with input from parents and staff members in May 2013. The parameters included: a) attempt to keep neighborhoods together; b) maintain consistency of feeder system; c) minimize student movement; d) utilize natural boundaries; e) provide opportunities for growth; f) work toward achieving socio-economic balance; g) maximize transportation efficiency; and h) minimize change to original attendance areas.

In October 2013, four community meetings were held to give stakeholders the opportunity to review three draft boundary proposals and share their insights into various geographical areas within the District.

In January 2014, the final proposed map was posted on our District Web site, accompanied by an online survey, to give the community another opportunity for input. An evening map viewing was held, encouraging parents to view individual attendance zones, speak with a member of the Boundary Planning Team, and take the online or paper survey. Comments from the survey were reviewed and some additional changes were made to the boundary revision map.

On February 10, 2014, a proposal to address boundary revisions was presented to and accepted by the South-Western City School District Board of Education. The proposal addresses only the elementary schools, as it was not necessary to revise any intermediate, middle or high school boundaries since they are all within acceptable occupancy levels.

Where will my child(ren) be attending elementary school?

By the 2016-2017 school year, all elementary students will be attending school in a new or like-new school building. Some students will begin transitioning to their new school during the 2014-2015 school year. Others will transition during the 2015-2016 school year or the 2016-2017 school year. Based on your home address, your school assignments beginning in the fall of 2014 can be found by accessing the school viewer at: http://croppermap.com/swcsohiorezoning

  1. Enter your address into the gray/black box in the top left hand area of the screen
  2. The screen will zoom into your address location and a drop down box will show you the school any children living at your address will attend. The actual map is set to the 2014-2015 school year but the text will outline attendance zones through the 2016-2017 school year.
  3. If you wish to see actual attendance boundaries for additional years, click on the small box icon in the very top left of your map screen, just above the gray/black address box (Choose School Zones) and select the map year of your choice.

Note: You may need to install the Web browser plug-in Silverlight to properly view the interactive maps. To acquire the latest version of this free software, please go to: http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/default.aspx

Disclaimer:
The geographic imagery utilized in this application is provided by ESRI ArcGIS Online. The satellite photos are the same as those used by Google Earth or Bing search engines. Images may be six to twelve months behind the current physical status of the property based on the last time ArcGIS received updated satellite photos. South-Western City School District does not maintain these images internally and has no control over their appearance or availability within the application.

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Bricks & Sticks Construction Update
January 2014
August 2013

CONTRUCTION UPDATE PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
-February 15, 2014
-June 26, 2013
-May 20, 2013
-January 28, 2013
-October 1, 2012
-September 10, 2012
-June 25, 2012

PHASE I COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
Alton Hall Elementary School

Harmon Elementary School

Monterey Elementary School

Prairie Norton Elementary School

PHASE II COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
Darbydale Elementary School

Finland Elementary School

J.C. Sommer Elementary School

Stiles Elementary School

2013 Summer Facilities Projects