School Boundary Reviews | Part 3: Integrating Technological Tools

Author: Alex Brasch Published: July 6, 2017

Welcome to the third and final part of our series on updating school attendance boundaries. As we covered in posts one and two, a successful boundary update is both data-driven and consensus-based. In other words, it’s made up of accurate student enrollment forecasts and authentic community feedback. The third element to completing a successful boundary review is utilizing interactive maps and technological tools, especially during boundary review committee meetings.

We facilitate boundary review committee meetings with the help of advanced mapping tools and analytical software, like our k12 GeoPlanner. These tools bring together student enrollment information and community values in a geographic context, so the boundary review committee can model different boundary scenarios in real-time.

Watch the video below to see our k12 GeoPlanner in action*.

With technology tools like in the video example, school districts can:

  • Save time. When the drawing board is digital and completely editable, the boundary review committee is free to create as many updates as they need to, before they land on the right version of new boundaries.
  • Base their decisions off good data. Our technological tools combine accurate student enrollment forecasts and real community feedback. That means the boundary review committee can model boundary scenarios based on reliable, in-depth data, so they can make the most informed decisions possible.
  • Be transparent. Maps are powerful visual communication tools. With digital maps, the boundary review committee can effectively communicate why their version of the new boundaries is the right choice for the district, and show the data behind their conclusion.

Is your school district ready for a school attendance area boundary update? Click here to get in touch, or download our boundary updates brochure to learn more about our proven boundary review process.

 

*The data used in this video is drawn from multiple school districts and is for demonstration purposes. It does not accurately portray enrollment information for any geography.