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Attendance Boundary Review Committee Members Announced

The Elementary Attendance Boundary Review Committee members have been named following the PCSD Board of Education’s January 13, 2020, announcement to launch an Elementary Attendance Boundary Review Committee. This stakeholder committee will address enrollment projections at Mendon Center Elementary School that may exceed capacity as early as 2020-21 due to a variety of factors including new housing developments/home builds and a higher than average number of children per household in this catchment area.

Members include representatives from parent, teacher, staff and administrator stakeholder groups, as listed below:

  • Jeff Cimmerer, Chief Information Officer (Central Office Team)—Facilitator
  • Patricia Vaughan-Brogan, Director of Student Services
  • Heather Clayton, Mendon Center Elementary School (MCE) Principal
  • Sarah Pelusio, District PTSA Co-President and parent
  • Christine Laviano, MCE PTSA President and parent
  • Larissa Lalka, MCE PTSA leader and parent
  • Gina Plattos, MCE PTSA leader and parent
  • Michael Delgado, MCE PTSA leader and parent
  • Kristin Wetzel, MCE Fourth-grade Teacher/Grade-level Chair and Elementary Academic Council (EAC) Representative
  • Elizabeth Knowles, MCE Second-grade Teacher/Grade-level Chair and EAC Representative
  • Dwayne Cerbone, Pittsford District Teachers’ Association (PDTA) President
  • Lorinda Spring, Reading Paraprofessional, MCE PDTA and District Planning Team (DPT) Member
  • Jennifer Villareale, PDTA Building Representative for MCE
  • Beth Kramer, PDTA Assistant Building Representative for Jefferson Road Elementary School
  • Stephanie Barg, PDTA Building Representative for Allen Creek Elementary School

The committee’s objective will be to address these defined challenges:

  • Enrollment projections that predict continued growth at Mendon Center Elementary School will likely result in enrollment numbers that may exceed room capacity as soon as 2020-21

  • Declining enrollment at Allen Creek and Jefferson Road Elementary Schools

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 either part of Allen Creek Elementary School or Jefferson Road Elementary School.

Key Considerations

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 key considerations:

  • 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

Schedule of Events

The anticipated outcome of the review will be to move a small portion of the Mendon Center Elementary School attendance boundaries to Allen Creek Elementary School and Jefferson Road Elementary School with the newly defined boundaries taking effect at the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Public information meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

  • 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

Next Steps

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

Visit this webpage to review boundary maps including a map of the area under review, community presentations, background material, and information updates that will occur throughout the attendance boundary review process.

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.