FAQ for Boundary Adjustment

Thursday, April 18, 2019

FAQ for Boundary Adjustment for Sibley School Students for the 2019-2020 School Year

North of County Road 46 West from Broadway & Main to the western boundary of of the school district

  • The proposed adjustment will include students in the “pink” area who are currently in the 2018-19 school year in grades kindergarten, first grade and second grade. These students and their families are invited to a meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6 pm to tour Lakeview School and ask questions of administration.
  • Students who are at Sibley currently in grades 3 & 4 who live in the “pink” area will be able to stay at Sibley for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years and complete Grades 4 & 5 at Sibley.  
  • Sibley Students who have a younger sibling in current grades K-2 who will attend Lakeview under this proposal in the 2019-2020 school year, may choose to attend Lakeview as a grade 4 or grade 5 student if the families choose to have siblings attend the same school.

Question: My son currently is an open enrolled student to Sibley.  Will they have to change their school next year?

Answer: All new open enrollees (not District 241 residents) will be assigned school where there is capacity. Current open enrollees will remain in their current school.

Question: Why is the district not removing students who do not live in a neighborhood school boundary, and fixing the problem that way?

Answer:  Some families currently might reside in a different location than their school boundary.  The district may ask for proof of residence in the near future. The proposed movement of students needed to balance our elementary enrollment is significantly more than the few families that live outside their current school boundary.

Question:  My fourth grade daughter will be at Sibley next year.  Her first grade brother will have to move to Lakeview. Can they both stay at Sibley?  

Answer:  Sibley is overcrowded to the point where we have some art classes in the lunchroom.  Our goal is to alleviate overcrowding at Sibley. Therefore our proposal is for all K-2 students to attend Lakeview next year in the newly adjust boundary north of County road 46.  If parents want to keep their children together, they may both attend Lakeview where there is more than enough capacity.

Question: Why is it only grades K-2?

Answer: The district does not want to impact older students who have developed relationships with their peers over time. 

Click on the download below to access the Enrollment Presentation from the April 25th Special School Boad Meeting. If you have questions additional questions please email us at welisten@alschools.org, and we will update it periodically.