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Boundary Study Update - December 2022

Flyer for CEHS Parent Meeting For Boundary Changes
Following a months-long study to gather input from the community, study attendance and enrollment data, and examine enrollment projections in the region, two possible attendance boundary maps have been developed for Clovis Unified’s newest elementary school opening in 2024 at Fowler and McKinley avenues.

With the new elementary school located near the far western border of Clovis Unified and nestled within the rapidly growing area around Boris Elementary School, the majority of the proposed map pulls from the western portion of the current Boris Elementary attendance boundaries. Small areas within the current boundaries of Fancher Creek and Temperance-Kutner elementary schools may also be impacted based on the two proposals. 
 
The two maps, shown below, will be the subject of an upcoming parent meeting in the Clovis East Area. Parents are invited to join in the conversation at a 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting in the Clovis East High School Multi-Purpose Room. Feedback gathered at this meeting and through our online comment form will be used to develop a final recommendation in January. That recommendation will be presented to the Governing Board in February 2023 for their consideration and action Feb. 15. The new attendance boundaries will become effective at the start of the 2024-25 school year when the new elementary school opens to students.
Boundary Map Blue Scenario
Boundary Map Green Scenario


Use these interactive maps to check your home address against the two proposals:
The proposed maps were measured against guiding principles used in the development of possible school boundaries. These include (in no particular order): utilize existing school design capacity whenever possible; keep neighborhoods together with contiguous boundaries that avoid gerrymandering and avoid crossing major streets and other barriers; consider neighborhood dynamics; consider transportation needs; consider implications to special programs.
 
 
 Why a Boundary Study?
 
To keep pace with growing residential development, Clovis Unified will open its 35th elementary school near Fowler and McKinley avenues. This fall and winter, work is being done to draw attendance boundaries for this new school well in advance of its opening in August of 2024.  A recent study of school enrollment shows that without a new elementary school, within 10 years elementary schools in the Clovis East Area would be severely overcrowded, with student populations of over 1,000 or more.  
 
Clovis East Area Projected Enrollment
 
 
School
Capacity
2023-24
2024-25
2025-26
2026-27
2027-28
2028-29
2029-30
2030-31
2031-32
2032-33
Boris
800
808
910
998
1016
1103
1173
1248
1411
1590
1774
Fancher Creek
750
676
670
680
681
684
690
689
687
681
674
Freedom
800
734
756
768
791
818
862
879
892
890
891
Miramonte
750
575
538
522
504
479
447
446
444
440
437
Oraze
800
848
821
813
782
765
740
737
737
727
723
Reagan
800
777
798
847
905
973
1032
1061
1066
1067
1063
TK
750
724
756
818
849
829
820
824
825
822
819
Young
708
641
660
669
669
689
765
825
887
949
1012
 

Fowler-McKinley Attendance Boundary Timeline

Oct. 4, 2022 Area Parent Meeting to give feedback and learn more about process used to develop new attendance boundaries. Oct. 18, 2022 Area Parent IDAC Meeting to give feedback and learn more about process used to develop new attendance boundaries. October - November Boundary Steering Committee Developing Options  Online Comment Form available for feedback Nov. 7, 2022 Evening Parent Meeting for Clovis East Area parents to learn more about process used to develop new attendance boundaries. Nov. 9, 2022 Appointment by Governing Board of Fowler/McKinley Elementary School Principal By Nov. 30, 2022 Several possible attendance boundary options shared with Clovis East Area families in advance of community forum. Dec. 6, 2022 Community Forum held to gather input from Clovis East Area families on potential attendance boundary maps. December – January Boundary Steering Committee processes feedback from Community Forum and develops final recommendation for Fowler/McKinley school attendance boundaries. Feb. 1, 2023 Final recommendation is published online and provided to the Governing Board for discussion. Feb. 15, 2023 Governing Board takes action on the proposed boundary adjustments. Jan. - Feb. 2023 Process to involve students and families of new school in developing a recommendation for a school name, mascot and school colors to be considered by the Governing Board before the end of the 2022-23 school year. Aug. 2024 Attendance boundaries take effect when school opens.




Future School Site Location

Residential development in the southeast area of Clovis Unified is continuing to grow and the map below shows areas of planned development, as well as future schools in the District.
map of southeast area of Clovis Unified with planned development highlighted



Fowler/McKinley School Site Drawings

Frequently Asked Questions <Click to View>

 

Q. Is there a set of criteria used to guide the development of elementary school boundaries?

A.   The Boundary Change Steering Committee considers several guiding principles in the development of possible school boundaries. These include (in no particular order): utilize existing school design capacity whenever possible; keep neighborhoods together with contiguous boundaries that avoid gerrymandering and avoid crossing major streets and other barriers; consider neighborhood dynamics; consider transportation needs; consider implications to special programs.

 

Q. Does drawing attendance boundaries for the new elementary school also include boundaries for the next high school and intermediate school?

A. No. The study now underway is solely for the elementary school to open in August of 2024, and is specific to the Clovis East Area schools.  The process to establish new secondary attendance boundaries will begin in early 2023 and involve opportunities for input from families across the school district.

 

Q. Who makes the final decision on school boundaries?

A.   The Boundary Change Steering Committee studies possible boundary scenarios before publishing a proposed boundary for community review and input.  After processing feedback from the community, a final proposal is made to the Governing Board for their consideration.  It is then the Governing Board’s role to adopt the official school boundary.


Q. When will an initial boundary proposal be available for review?

A.   It is anticipated that an initial proposal will be available for the community to review by early December 2022, with the Governing Board taking action on a final proposal in February 2023.   

 

Q.   What areas will be included in the Fowler/McKinley Elementary Attendance Study?

A.   Existing elementary school attendance boundaries in the Clovis East High School areas will be included in this study.   This study will not include any changes to the existing high school boundaries, but looks at the boundaries of Boris, Reagan, Freedom, Miramonte, Temperance-Kutner, Fancher Creek and Young elementary schools.  

 

Q. Will high school boundaries be affected?

A.  The study will focus on elementary attendance areas within the existing secondary attendance area for Clovis East High School. It is not anticipated that any changes will be made to those existing secondary boundaries as a result of this study.

 

Q.   Who serves on the Boundary Change Steering Committee?

A.   The Boundary Change Steering Committee is made of Clovis Unified employees from a variety of schools, and representatives from many district level departments. These include principals, classified staff, plant operations, food service, transportation, business services and others.


Q.  What year will boundary changes resulting from the Fowler/McKinley Attendance Study take effect?

A.  The school site at Fowler and McKinley avenues is already under construction and will open for the start of the 2024-25 school year.  Boundaries adopted for the new school will also take effect at that time.

 

Q.   Will any review of district-wide boundaries be included in this study?

A.   No. The 198-square mile boundary that defines Clovis Unified School District is not part of the Elementary Attendance Area Study.

 

Q. How can I communicate questions or comments regarding the Fowler/McKinley Elementary School Attendance Study?

A. Comments on the study can be submitted on this Web site using the comments form, by phone to the District’s Facilities Department at 559-327-9260, or by regular U.S. mail at 1450 Herndon Ave., Clovis, CA 93611, Attention: Mr. Denver Stairs.  

Preliminary meetings have been held throughout the Clovis East Area elementary schools, and through area-wide community meetings. An evening parent meeting will be held on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Clovis East High School’s Library Lecture Hall to provide another opportunity for parents to learn more and give feedback to district staff.  

On December 6, a parent meeting will be held in the Clovis East Area at which several potential boundary maps will be reviewed and parents will get to provide feedback and/or point out any areas of concern before a final proposal is developed.  

 

Q.  Why ask families who have established and invested in a particular elementary school to move?

A.   Clovis Unified School District strongly encourages loyalty and support of our neighborhood schools.  The District is fortunate to have active, involved parents who also encourage their children to support the schools they attend.   These successful efforts often become the very reason that families oppose necessary boundary adjustments, given their involvement and loyalty to their neighborhood school.

While understanding of this challenge, the need to address crowded conditions at schools that greatly exceed their capacity requires that boundaries be adjusted.  Clovis Unified makes every effort to proactively plan the opening of new schools in order to avoid situations in which students experience over-crowded conditions that could affect their learning

 

Q. Will the new school open with a full complement of activities for students?

A.   Clovis Unified School District is committed to providing students with access to multiple opportunities for involvement in athletics, performing arts and other activities when a new school opens.   Every effort will be made to provide resources for students’ involvement in the school’s first year of operation.    

Questions or Comments?

Still have questions? We invite you to make any comments or ask further questions about the elementary boundary adjustment process through the form below.


Download October Parent Meeting Presentation

  • October Parent Meeting Powerpoint Parent meetings were held in the Clovis East Area during late September and October. See the presentation from these meetings in the downloadable PowerPoint.

Clovis East Area Elementary Boundary Change, Nov. 7 Parent Meeting

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