Population and Boundary Study
The district will be holding a series of community meetings to share information about our Population and Boundary Study of ALL district elementary schools. All community members are welcome at these meetings. Spanish translation will be available, and translation into other languages can be requested by calling (801) 578-8378.
- Monday, May 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Glendale Public Library (1375 South Concord, SLC, UT)
- Tuesday, May 23 @ 5:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library (210 East 400 South, SLC, UT)
- Thursday, May 25 @ 5:30
Clayton Middle School (1470 South 1900 East, SLC, UT)
- Thursday, June 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
Northwest Middle School (1730 West 1700 North, SLC, UT)
The purpose of these meetings is to explain the study process and timeline, as well as to hear feedback from community members. We thank you in advance for your courteous participation as we study this important issue.
The Board is currently engaged in a Population and Boundary Study of ALL district elementary schools, divided by quadrants, for possible boundary realignment or school closure. The directive to study all elementary schools may be surprising, but we know a change in one school community may impact neighboring schools. It’s important for the district and Board to take all factors into consideration when making decisions that may lead to possible boundary changes or possible school closures.
Per Board Policy G-5, this careful process spans two school years. Over the next few months, our new Director of Boundaries and Planning will meet with school community councils, principals, and others, and receive input from community members and stakeholders as they examine the “study list,” which consists of all district elementary schools. The Options Committee will bring options and potential solutions to the Board, and there will be open houses and opportunities for public comment in the fall. A decision could be made by the Board in December 2023 or January 2024.
July 2022-February 2023
Superintendent and Cabinet review data and generate potential study list of schools for Board consideration.
Board approves recommendation to study all elementary schools for potential boundary change or closure.
The Options Committee is convened. Assigned staff meet with impacted principals and School Community Council (SCC) chairs to generate a core set of options for the Options Committee to consider.
Options Committee studies core options to generate a list of viable options. Viable options are presented to the impacted school principals and SCC chairs for their comment before being presented to the Board in July.
The Options Committee reports its recommendation of viable options to the Board & shares comment from impacted schools.
The Board determines which, if any, of the recommended options to approve for further study. City leaders and parents of students who attend any potentially impacted schools are notified of any approved recommendations.
Approved recommended options may be presented at public information sessions in September and October. All public comments are gathered and analyzed.
Two public comment periods may be held during November Board meetings. The Director of Boundaries and Planning provides feedback to the Board from the public information sessions. The recommended options for boundary changes or closure may be placed on a Board discussion agenda.
December 2023-January 2024
The Board holds a public hearing, and the recommended options are placed on a Board discussion agenda. If the Board takes action, final options are placed on the action agenda for the NEXT board meeting.
Approved changes, reconfigurations, or long-term closures are implemented on a timeline specific to the needs of the affected schools and communities.