Attendance Area Boundary Planning
What we offer is more than a process—it’s a partnership. We work closely with our school district clients to find the right combination of customized mapping technologies, hands-on community engagement, and innovative enrollment analyses to review, redraw, and implement new boundaries that meet the needs of their districts and communities. Whether you are reviewing boundaries for five schools or 500, our data-driven and consensus-based boundary review services can help.
Our Boundary Planning Services
Boundary Studies & Due Diligence
Behind every decision to update boundaries is a complex web of priorities and considerations that must be untangled before an update can begin. We’ll work with you to prioritize your planning goals, model potential impacts, and communicate the findings to your board of directors and community so you can move forward with confidence.
The backbone of every successful boundary review is data—residence-based student enrollment forecasts, historical enrollment analyses, residential development information, and much more. Our experienced analysts are ready to support your boundary review with the information you need to make informed decisions.
GIS-Powered Scenario Modeling
Create as many boundary scenarios as you need to arrive at the best one. Our GIS-powered Boundary Scenario Modeling Application empowers boundary review planning committee members and district staff to ask as many “what if” questions as they need to, and visualize the impact of potential boundary adjustments on enrollment numbers, free- and reduced-price-lunch assistance, diversity, affected students, and more.
Planning Committee Process Design
A meticulously designed planning committee process is critical to the success of every boundary review. We’re ready to dive into the details and help you develop a committee application and selection process, create timelines and agendas for committee meetings, and organize community outreach activities.
Strategic Community Engagement
No boundary review is successful without the buy-in of the community. We provide community engagement strategy and support that ensure community buy-in, including community feedback surveys, boundary review committee meeting facilitation, public open house planning, and post-boundary online school locators.
Post-Boundary Review Support
Ensure a seamless implementation of your new boundaries with affected-student analyses, SIS and student transportation updates, and tools to communicate the changes to district staff and the community. We’re ready to help, whether or not we worked with you during your actual boundary review.
“Once again our successful boundary adjustment process was made possible by the incredible work of FLO Analytics. We found that FLO’s ability to produce quick, easy, and beautiful GIS boundary maps allowed our team to make immediate, data driven decisions with absolute confidence and a deep understanding of the impacts. Thank you to FLO! The work was invaluable and I am certain that we would not have had the same results without your participation.”
—Rosalind Medina, CFO, Tacoma Public Schools
Best Practices For Updating Boundaries
Updating school attendance area boundaries can be complex and potentially contentious, and most districts will undertake the process more than once. Yet, well-known best practices have been few and far between.
Our guide to updating boundaries explores the four major steps in the boundary update process. Whether you’re just starting to think about a boundary update or already have one planned, this free e-book will provide the knowledge you need to successfully lead a data-driven boundary update that satisfies the needs of your community and your school district.
Explore Our Work
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Client: Tacoma Public Schools
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