FOLLOWUP: Genesee Hill/Lafayette Elementary boundary changes get School Board approval

The Scenario F” proposal to move part of the Genesee Hill Elementary attendance area into the Lafayette Elementary attendance area got final approval from the School Board last night. After a reader question, we just checked and just confirmed that via the recording of last night’s meeting (you can see the unanimous vote here). Current GH students in the affected area will be “grandfathered” if their families want them to stay at that school. The plan is meant to provide some relief for GH, the district’s most populous elementary and now 50+ students over “seat capacity,” per the district, while Lafayette is 100+ students under capacity. More background is in our report from two weeks ago; before the final scenario was settled on, we covered a briefing at GH last October.

P.S. Incoming kindergarteners’ families are asked to enroll them as soon as possible because schools already are making staffing and other decisions – you can do that now. GHES has two tours scheduled – 9 am January 25th and 9 am February 7th. Principal Gerrit Kischner noted in his enrollment-period announcement, “If you do have an older child currently attending Genesee Hill and you live in the zone that is shifting to Lafayette, you must apply for Genesee Hill during Open Enrollment, which runs for a short period between February 5 and February 16th.” Lafayette’s next kindergarten tour, meantime, is on the school calendar for 2:30 pm February 8th.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Genesee Hill/Lafayette Elementary boundary changes get School Board approval"

  • wsmom January 18, 2018 (6:47 pm)

    why aren’t they saying whether siblings will or will not get priority?

  • Genhillparent January 18, 2018 (7:36 pm)

    An email sent today to Genesee Hill parents said siblings of current students will get waitlist preference.  

  • WS Resident January 18, 2018 (8:17 pm)

    Siblings get preference. Confirmed with John Stanford.

  • Mike January 19, 2018 (7:24 am)

    That map is missing something that blocks walkable pathways to Lafayette… oh ya, it’s an entire middle school.  They show it as roadways.  How is the school that most kids attending Genesee are from (Schmitz) is now the actual border for Lafayette?  That is really odd.

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