Help shape Sioux Falls schools’ boundaries Original

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — If you want to help shape the new boundaries for the Sioux Falls School District, you can apply to be on their School Boundary Task Force.

Currently the school district has these boundaries set in place:

The district is asking people to apply for the School Boundary Task Force. The group will study enrollment data and provide feedback on attendance scenarios. That information will be presented to the public and voted on by the Sioux Falls School Board.

But why are new boundaries needed? And how will they help the schools? DeeAnn Konrad with the Sioux Falls School District answered these questions and how the new boundaries will impact you.

Here are some key points Konrad shared:

  • A growing Sioux Falls means that schools are filling up. That’s why the Sioux Falls School District is adding two new schools so some boundaries need to be moved to have children shifted to these schools.
  • Students may be required to switch schools to relieve the overcrowding some schools are seeing.
  • With a boundary task force, the district is hoping to receive the community’s input.
  • If you’re not on the task force, the plans will be opened up to the community after a first draft and you can give your feedback.
  • Boundary changes usually occur every five to eight years due to the growing population.

You have until November 27 to send in your applications for the task force.

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