Local school boundaries set

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Sara

On January 9, the School Board voted to approve new attendance area boundaries for Magnolia Elementary School as well as changes to the attendance areas for Catharine Blaine K-8 and Lawton Elementary.

Magnolia will open in Fall 2019 as an attendance area elementary school to provide more K-5 capacity in the Magnolia neighborhood and relieve overcrowding at Catharine Blaine K-8 and Lawton Elementary. Magnolia boundary scenario D was approved by the school board and a map of the boundaries can be found here. Boundaries go down the middle of the street so, for example, houses on the wWest side of 30th Ave. W. are assigned to Catharine Blaine K-8 and houses on the East side of 30th Ave. W. are assigned to Magnolia Elementary.  

The School Board also approved grandfathered assignments for current 4th grade (rising 5th grade) students at Lawton Elementary and current 4-7th grade students Catharine Blaine K-8. Additionally, the siblings of grandfathered students will also receive grandfathered assignments. Grandfathered students are automatically assigned to their current school but may opt into Magnolia during open enrollment. If you would like to attend Magnolia Elementary School, you may complete a choice form during open enrollment, Feb. 4-15, 2019. Families who live in the Magnolia Attendance Area and who are grandfathered at Catherine Blaine or Lawton have a guaranteed assignment at Magnolia.

This change will create more capacity for middle school enrollment at Catharine Blaine K-8. Families interested in attending Catharine Blaine for grades 6-8 who are not in the attendance area should submit a choice form during open enrollment.

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