School Board to consider boundary review proposal

Information on new recommendations will go out to families this week

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The Camas School District boundary review committee is expected to have a final recommendation this week.

According to a school district newsletter, the final recommendation will be posted on the committee’s website.

“It is our hope that the final recommendation will be posted on our website and e-mailed to families (today),” said Doreen McKercher, public information officer. “Additionally, we plan to publish an update to our “Frequently Asked Questions” document to address more neighborhood-specific topics.”

The boundary review has been brought about by the addition of Woodburn Elementary School, set to open at Crown Road in the fall of 2013.

A committee, formed by members of the district’s Citizen Advisory Committee, began meeting in February to look at potential revisions to present to the School Board for adoption.

Criteria in the process included future growth considerations, matching enrollment with building capacity, providing socioeconomic balance, minimizing student travel and transportation costs, including walk zones, aligning middle school attendance boundaries with elementary feeder schools and considering neighborhood connectivity.

In addition to committee meetings, Superintendent Mike Nerland and board members made 22 presentations to parent groups and at staff meetings, and hosted two community “listening posts.”

The final recommendation will be presented to the School Board at the Monday, May 14 meeting. It will begin at 5:30 p.m., at the district administration building, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave. The meeting will include a public hearing where individuals will be able to give feedback to the committee’s proposed recommendation.

Final adoption of the boundary revisions is expected at the board’s Tuesday, May 29 meeting.

For more information about the proposed changes, visit