The School Board adopted attendance boundaries April 24 for Forest Grove Elementary School that staff had recommended March 13 that will alleviate Rolling Ridge and Sully elementary schools.
Sam Adamo, director of Planning and Legislative Services, presented to the board the staff recommendations for Forest Grove, Rolling Ridge and Sully elementary school attendance boundaries that would only disrupt one planning zone area. 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. 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," Adamo said.
Several months ago, School Board member J. Warren Geurin (Sterling) requested the planning and legislative services committee re-examine the attendance boundaries at the three Sterling Park-area schools, due to an influx of elementary-school-aged children.
"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."