CCS Redistricting: Application to be a Focus Group Member

Posted by Provided on Sep 15, 2020 11:31:16 AM

Dear CCS Community,

As a result of the two new elementary schools being built on the Carmel Elementary site and at Clay Center Road, it will be necessary to redistrict the elementary schools.  The redistricting will be effective for the 2021-2022 school year and will affect the boundaries for every elementary school in CCS. Cooperative Strategies, a national K-12 planning firm, will be assisting CCS  with the redistricting process.CCS_Logo_Symbol-NoOutline-RGB-Color

To begin the process of reviewing current boundaries and gathering feedback, CCS is inviting community members to participate in focus groups. If you are the parent of a current CCS student, you are invited to participate in a focus group meeting.  The meeting time will be based on your current elementary boundary. If you are not a parent of a current student, you are eligible to participate in one of the community-at-large focus groups.  Focus groups will be held virtually using the Zoom platform.  All meeting times can be found below:

Current CCS Parent meeting times (based on current elementary boundaries)

  • Carmel Elementary: 10/8 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM; 10/9 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/12 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Cherry Tree Elementary: 10/8 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM; 10/9 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/12 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • College Wood Elementary: 10/8 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/9 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • Forest Dale Elementary: 10/8 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/14 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • Mohawk Trails Elementary: 10/8 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/14 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • Orchard Park Elementary: 10/8 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM; 10/9 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/12 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Prairie Trace Elementary: 10/8 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/14 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • Smokey Row Elementary: 10/8 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM; 10/9 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/12 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Towne Meadow Elementary: 10/8 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/9 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • West Clay Elementary: 10/8 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/9 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • Woodbrook Elementary: 10/8 @ 10:00AM-11:30AM; 10/12 @ 8:00AM-9:30AM; 10/14 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM

Community members with no current students enrolled in Carmel Clay Schools

  • Community-At-Large Meetings: 10/8 @ 2:00PM-3:30PM; 10/13 @ 5:30PM-7:00PM

Your feedback is extremely important and you are encouraged to participate. Participants will be selected at random.  If you are selected, you will only be assigned to a focus group in which you are available to attend (you will state this in the application). Each focus group will consist of 12 participants. You will be notified by October 1st if you are selected to participate.

If you are not randomly selected this will not be your only chance to provide input to the redistricting process! After receiving feedback from the focus groups, various redistricting options will be developed and presented to the School Board on October 26th. The options will then be made available online to gather further community input. In addition, there will be a series of community meetings held at the middle school auditoriums on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  

Please click this link to open the application to participate in a focus group.  Applications must be submitted by September 28th

Everyone in the community is welcome to apply.

Thank you!
Carmel Clay Schools

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