BOLD: Building Opportunities to Learn and Discover
Check out this short video to learn more about how and why we’re changing.
Did you know we are a district of about 8,300 students, but we have space in our schools for nearly 10,000? Our southern communities are growing rapidly, while enrollment in central and northern schools is on the decline. This causes financial challenges, but the real issue is that it creates vastly different experiences for students depending on where they live.
As we change grade configuration and build new learning spaces we’re also looking for ways to be BOLD – to Build Opportunities for students to Learn and Discover.
The school board recently voted to close three elementary schools - Marine, Oak Park and Withrow - at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The BOLD plan was designed to provide all of our students with an equitable learning experience no matter where they live and create a more sustainable future.