Attendance Boundary Revision Approved

  • During the April 20, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the recommendation by the Attendance Boundary Review Committee to move a portion of the Mendon Center Elementary School attendance area to Allen Creek Elementary School and another portion to Jefferson Road Elementary School was approved. The newly defined boundaries will take effect at the start of the 2020-21 school year in order to resolve an enrollment issue at Mendon Center Elementary School that projects the school will exceed capacity as early as the 2020-21 school year.

    Elementary students in the newly defined zones will either attend Allen Creek Elementary School or Jefferson Road Elementary School, however rising MCE 5th grade students residing in new attendance zones will have the option to stay at MCE or relocate to the new school assignment with their younger sibling(s).

    To view the recommendation and map with newly defined boundaries, visit MCE Attendance Boundary Committee Recommendation and Map

    As part of this transition, ACE Principal Michael Biondi and JRE Principal Shawn Clark will schedule time to connect virtually with families/students affected and will work with them regarding class placements and other transition-related questions families may have.

    “I understand a change can bring forth an array of feelings, however, find comfort in knowing that your child(ren) will be well taken care of no matter which elementary school they attend,” said Superintendent Michael Pero who also reminded families that their children will be reunited with other former MCE students in grade six since pre-established routing to Calkins Road Middle School for these students remains unchanged.

    The recommendation came from the Attendance Boundary Review Committee which was launched at the January 13, 2020 Board meeting with the purpose of reviewing the enrollment projections at Mendon Center Elementary School and making boundary revision recommendations. The stakeholder committee held a number of meetings, including public meetings on February 4, February 11 and March 11, to review maps and information related to solving the defined challenges of:

    • Mendon Center Elementary School’s enrollment projected to exceed capacity as early as 2020-21
    • Jefferson Road Elementary School has space
    • Allen Creek Elementary School has declining enrollment

    The committee’s review and subsequent recommendation were conducted using the following Guiding Principles:

    • Mendon Center Elementary students must remain on the same middle school/high school track
      • Students on the Barker Road Middle School to Mendon High School path will NOT be impacted
    • Consideration will be given to NOT moving students going into fifth grade for the 2020-21 school year
    • Consider the preservation of neighborhood continuity through attention to boundaries that won’t divide a street between two schools
    • Consider a neighborhood’s proximity to each of the affected schools
    • Consider transportation implications
    • Proposed options cannot involve a capital project given the timing/District space
    • Proposal must include enough movement to address the challenges

Attendance Boundary Review

  • The Pittsford Central School District Board of Education announced the launch of an Attendance Boundary Review Committee at their January 13, 2020 Board meeting. The committee’s purpose is to review the enrollment projections at Mendon Center Elementary School and make boundary revision recommendations.

    It is projected that Mendon Center Elementary School may exceed capacity as early as 2020-21.

    Guiding Principles

    With the goal of managing these projected enrollment increases that will exceed available space at Mendon Center Elementary School, the committee’s review and subsequent recommendation will be conducted using the following Guiding Principles:

    • Mendon Center Elementary students must remain on the same middle school/high school track
      • Students on the Barker Road Middle School to Mendon High School path will NOT be impacted
    • Consideration will be given to NOT moving students going into fifth grade for the 2020-21 school year
    • Consider the preservation of neighborhood continuity through attention to boundaries that won’t divide a street between two schools
    • Consider a neighborhood’s proximity to each of the affected schools
    • Consider transportation implications
    • Proposed options cannot involve a capital project given the timing/District space
    • Proposal must include enough movement to address the challenges

Public Meeting Schedule

    • Public Information Meeting
      February 4 at 7 p.m., Mendon Center Elementary School, Auditorium

    • Attendance Boundary Review Committee Meeting – open to the public
      February 25 at 6 p.m., Barker Road Middle School, Meeting Room 1

    • Public Information Meeting
      March 11 at 7 p.m., Mendon Center Elementary School, Auditorium

    Information will be posted to the District website and shared with the community via Facebook and Twitter following informational meetings.

Committee Objectives

  • The Attendance Boundary Review Committee will be composed of representatives from PCSDs various stakeholder groups including parents, staff and administrators. The committee’s objective will be to address these defined challenges:

    • Mendon Center Elementary School enrollment may exceed room capacity as early as 2020-21, and projections illustrate continued growth

    • Jefferson Road Elementary School has space, and Allen Creek Elementary School has declining enrollment

    The Attendance Boundary Review Committee will be charged with making a recommendation to the Superintendent and Board of Education as to where the attendance boundaries of Mendon Center Elementary School should shift in order to become part of Allen Creek Elementary School and/or Jefferson Road Elementary School.

    Updates and further information will be posted here and shared with the community via Facebook and Twitter following informational meetings and as it becomes available.

    Parents with questions are encouraged to contact Chief Information Officer Dr. Jeff Cimmerer at (585) 267-1084, jeff_cimmerer@pittsford.monroe.edu; or Mendon Center Elementary School Principal Heather Clayton at (585) 267-1401, heather_clayton@pittsford.monroe.edu.

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