Medford School District Seeks Input on New Oakdale Middle School Attendance Boundary

The Medford School District (MSD) is opening a third middle school in the fall of 2023. Oakdale Middle School. At that time, all sixth graders will move to middle schools, offering exciting opportunities for students, and freeing up several classrooms at each of our elementary schools.

The school district began a process of analyzing possible new school boundaries in 2019 with a committee of staff, MSD family members, and community members. The Attendance Zoning Committee (AZ Committee) was very close to making a recommendation to the MSD Board of Directors when the process was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSD has now reconvened the AZ Committee, which will make a recommendation for new middle school school boundaries for the 2023-2024 school year to the Medford School District Board of Directors on May 5, 2022. The committee may consider attendance boundaries for elementary and high schools, as needed.

Public feedback will be taken in April and May of 2022. That feedback will go back to the committee, which will make a recommendation to the Board for a final decision. The final decision is expected at the May 19 Board meeting.

The committee determined its priorities when analyzing potential attendance zones and they are as follows:

  • Capacity: reasonably equal for each middle school.
  • Continuity of feeder patterns: Cohorts stay largely intact (as much as possible).
  • Equitable student populations and opportunities at each school.
  • Community voice throughout the process.

SCENARIO B CONSIDERATION

SCENARIO C CONSIDERATION

SCENARIO T1 CONSIDERATION

SCENARIO T2 CONSIDERATION

Here is the Community Feedback Form that allows parents and community members to voice their input on the proposed changes.

Courtesy of MSD549C

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