It appears as though some students who attend Forest Grove Elementary School will be relocated to Rolling Ridge Elementary School next year in an effort to even out class sizes at the Sterling schools.
The School Board held a public hearing on the attendance boundary recommendations Monday, April 16, at the Administration Building in Ashburn, but there were no speakers at the meeting. With that, School Board members looked over the recommendation and supported the staff’s recommendation.
The staff recommended students who live in planning zone EL-47 and currently attend Forest Grove Elementary School be relocated to Rolling Ridge Elementary School.
Adamo pointed out that EL-47 students attended Rolling Ridge Elementary School before Forest Grove Elementary School was built.
Sam Adamo, the director of planning and legislative services, said Rolling Ridge Elementary School is undergoing major renovations that will add seven new classrooms, new art, music and computer classrooms and a new gymnasium to the school by August.
"There’s some room there," he said.
The School Board received the staff recommended attendance boundary for Forest Grove Elementary School at its March 13 meeting. Staff prepared the attendance boundary recommendation after reviewing demographic data, current and projected student enrollments, School Board policy and community input.
SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, School Board member J. Warren Geurin (Sterling) requested the planning and legislative services committee re-examine the attendance boundaries at Forest Grove, Rolling Ridge and Sully elementary schools, due to an influx of elementary-school-aged children in that area.
"In five years, the boundary area we created has grown in student population by a considerable amount. By about 100 students," he said. "This set of boundary adjustments is designed to more evenly balance out students at Rolling Ridge and Forest Grove elementary schools."
THE SCHOOL BOARD is scheduled to adopt elementary school boundary changes Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the Administration Building in Ashburn.