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Redistricting Updates

Redistricting

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, after a thorough and inclusive Phase II Redistricting process, the School Committee voted on a final redistricting plan. The plan selected is Redistricting Plan C (Alternative Minimal Impact Plan), which will go into effect in the 2020-2021 school year. For more information, please see Superintendent Hackett’s redistricting decision letter here.

A visual summary of Plan C can be accessed here. The district is in the process of updating searchable maps based on new elementary and middle school assignments, to be made available through the district’s website soon. 

Further discussion of implementation, including grandfathering details, is scheduled for the January 7, 2020 School Committee meeting.


Project Updates:

At the January 22nd School Committee meeting, Superintendent Julie Hackett announced the start of Phase II elementary and middle school redistricting.  Phase I redistricting began in 2015, with an outcome of some modification of the elementary school assignment map that applied to new, incoming students. It was planned that Phase II would involve a more comprehensive effort that would occur at or near completion of the new Lexington Children’s Place and Hastings Elementary School.

It is now time for us to begin the challenging and important work of adjusting our school assignment maps. Phase II Redistricting is expected to be more widespread, impacting more neighborhoods and areas of town than our 2015 redistricting effort. Our goal is to effectively use existing and newly available school capacity to ensure learning environments that are as equitable as possible for all students across the district.

A complete project timeline is available at http://bit.ly/RedistrictTimeline2. The full Superintendent’s report from January 22nd can be read at http://bit.ly/SupUpdate012219.  New information and redistricting updates will be posted on this webpage throughout the redistricting process.

General Information:

Advisory Group: March 7, 2019 Meeting Material

School Committee Update & Reading of Related Policies on May 21, 2019 Presentation (Recording available through LexMedia at http://bit.ly/SCUpdateRedistricting – Presentation starts at the 1:05:00 minute mark)

*Additional public information sessions based on the same presentation were held on June 5th at 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Estabrook Meeting Room at Cary Hall.

Advisory Group: June 6, 2019 

Advisory Group: August 6, 2019 

Initial presentation of redistricting proposal to School Committee: October 1, 2019

Note: The meeting was recorded and available online through LexMedia.  

Public Hearings held on:

  • Wednesday, October 16 at 9:00 AM in Battin Hall at Cary Memorial Building
  • Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 PM in Battin Hall at Cary Memorial Building
  • Monday, November 18 at 6:00 PM in the Clarke Middle School Auditorium
  • Monday, November 25 at 6:00 PM in Battin Hall at Cary Memorial Building

Note: Hearings were recorded and available online through LexMedia.  

The final recommendation presented to the School Committee for vote: December 3, 2019. 

Superintendent’s Letter regarding December 3rd Vote

Proposed Redistricting Plan

Note: The meeting was recorded and available online through LexMedia

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