About the Boundary Study
A new elementary school will soon be opening near Shields and Locan avenues in southeast Clovis, prompting the start of efforts to adjust elementary school boundaries in the Clovis East area. The school is needed to keep pace with rapidly growing residential development in the area. November marks the start of a process designed to gather parent input, develop options for possible school boundaries, and ultimately make a recommendation on new school attendance lines to the Governing Board in February 2019.
Slated to open in August of 2020, with construction starting in January 2019, plans have already begun that will enable attendance boundaries, a school name, mascot and colors to be finalized before the end of the current school year. “By making these decisions more than a full year ahead of the school’s opening, the new school community can come together and build relationships even before the doors open,” said Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Kevin Peterson.
Elementary schools in the Clovis East Area are holding meetings this month to share details with parents of the timeline and process that will be used to develop a school boundary proposal and appoint a principal, select a name, colors and mascot for the school. Multiple opportunities are planned for parent and student involvement in the decision-making process, including a December 5 community meeting planned at Clovis East High School, a special web page that includes information and videos about the boundary study process, and regular updates in CUSD Today and school home to school communication.
“Parents’ voices are important in these decision-making processes,” said Area Superintendent Corrine Folmer. “While we recognize that elementary school boundary changes can be difficult, our entire team in the Clovis East Area is eager to work with families to build another excellent educational experience for students at this new school.”