School Boundary Study

The School District of Lancaster is studying our school boundaries, and we need your input to create a plan that puts our students first. What’s important to you about where your child goes to school? Is it proximity to your home? What about walkability–not having to cross a busy street, even if it means walking a little further to school? Should the district balance class sizes across its schools? Should elementary students stay together when they leave fifth grade and head to middle school? It’s all a matter of priorities. That’s why we want to hear from you!

In alignment with our goal of ensuring that all students have equitable opportunities, the School District of Lancaster (SDoL) is engaged in a comprehensive School Boundary and Transportation Study. We have commissioned WXY Studio of New York City to assist us in analyzing our data and developing scenarios that meet the needs of the district and align to community priorities.

The process is guided by a task force comprised of community leaders, parents, and district staff members. The task force will bring a non-binding recommendation to the SDoL school board on or around January 2020. If approved by the board, the plan would go into effect for the 2021-2022 school year.

Share your thoughts on some of the important issues in this study through a special community platform, Thoughtexchange.