School Closure and Boundary Review FAQ
Feedback from stakeholders is important in PVSchools, which is why community forums were held in each of the potentially impacted regions.
These forums were open to members of the community for the purpose of providing feedback about the recommendations as well as ask site and process specific questions. As a result several community questions were frequently asked and published below.
- Would Open Enrollment be available for students at the schools that are proposed to close?
- What is the process of open enrolling students?
- What would happen to IEPs for students at schools that may close?
- Would transportation be made available to students who may be placed at a school that is further away?
- How would the district plan on making this an easier transition for families?
- How has the district worked to make cuts away from the classroom in an attempt to avoid school closures?
- How would the budget be adjusted to help with the influx of students at receiving schools?
- What happens to the funding for school programs and activities, including funds raised by parent organizations and student activities for schools that may close?
Efficient use of taxpayer dollars and ensuring resources are maximized, contributing to student success, is important in PVSchools. Small schools increase administrative costs, can limit special program opportunities, and shrink opportunities for teacher collaboration and professional development. Merging smaller school communities would enhance available educational and extracurricular resources and opportunities for students.