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Redistricting Website Now Available
Dear NWLSD families,

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Virtual Meeting about the Redistricting Process/Timeline held Thursday night, 11/17/22. For anyone who was unable to join us for the conversation, or those who joined, you can access the recording along with other related materials here: www.nwlsdredistricting.com

The purpose of the virtual meeting was to explain the redistricting planning process and timeline. Your input is an important part of this process. Once you’ve had the opportunity to review the materials and view the video, please take a few minutes to visit this Google site to share your thoughts. You can find the document here: https://bit.ly/3hJr5sM

As previously shared in my letter of last week, families will also have an opportunity to learn more about the plan and view the new proposed school boundaries at an in-person meeting on December 13. At the December meeting, a gallery featuring the DRAFT district boundary options will be displayed for families to view and provide feedback. The December presentation and maps will be shared with parents after the meeting.

A special website with background, details of the planning process, and an interactive map is now available for the public, and DRAFT options will be posted prior or on December 13, which will allow families to see what the draft proposed redistricting could look like for the 2023-2024 school year. You can access it here: https://www.nwlsdredistricting.com/public-info-session-1

After the information and feedback opportunities in November and December, the consultants and the district’s internal planning team will finalize the plan to share with the Board of Education in February. The Board is expected to vote on the plan in February to implement for the 2023-2024 school year. See the summary of the timeline below.

Proposed Redistricting Process and Timeline
Data Collection & Analysis
October - November 2022
Internal Team Planning Work (GIS Consultant/District Team)
October 2022 - January 2023
Public Information Session #1 (Virtual Meeting)
November 17, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Google Feedback Form Shared and Redistricting Webpage Posted
November 17, 2022
Public Information Session #2
December 13, 2022 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Presentation to the Board of Education 
February 2023
Board of Education Votes on Redistricting Plan
February 2023
 
Again, thank you for your participation in this important process. We value your input. 

Sincerely,
Darrell Yater
Superintendent