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Broken Arrow Public Schools district asking community to weigh-in on proposed boundary changes

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 17:04:18-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Parents of the Broken Arrow Public Schools district await approval from the Board of Education on new attendance boundaries for next school year.

According to BAPS's website:

The proposed changes to the boundaries are necessary due to the district’s continued enrollment growth and the construction of Broken Arrow’s 16th elementary school, which will open in August.

The proposed new boundary maps for the 2020-2021 school year are also posted on the district's website.

If approved by the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled Jan. 13 meeting, the new boundaries would affect 8.7% of the district’s elementary students, and more than half of those students would be attending the new elementary school.

The recommended boundaries are projected to affect 17.5% of the district’s middle school students, primarily as a result of assigning the new elementary school to Childers, shifting Aspen Creek from Childers to Oliver and shifting Lynn Wood from Oliver to Childers.

The district will host a virtual public forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, where representatives from the district and the Long-Range Planning Committee will answer questions and provide information through a live video broadcast at www.baschools.org. The virtual public forum will be archived to allow community members to watch on-demand.

Parents and community members are encouraged to submit feedback and questions through a survey.

The Long Range Planning Committee will evaluate public comments and reconvene before reporting back to the Board of Education.