Facility Utilization Study/Redistricting 2012-2013

Dear Walled Lake Consolidated School District Parents/Guardians and Staff:

After five months of arduous committee work and ongoing communication with parents, community members, and District staff, the Board of Education, at a special meeting, Thursday, February 16, 2012, voted to implement Redistricting Plan B/C for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, they concluded that transfer and Schools of Choice students will remain in their current schools and Walnut Creek will become the middle school for all Glengary students. With the decision to adopt Plan B/C, we recognize there is no perfect solution; however, we will work together to embrace this change.

Although Board of Education members were not on the Redistricting Committee, they were actively informed throughout the process. The Board thoroughly analyzed the three plans presented by the Redistricting Committee; listened to feedback; reviewed all correspondence relative to redistricting; talked with stakeholders about the plans; reviewed the detailed information involving neighborhoods, zones, student population trends, special student needs, preschool, transportation, transfer and Schools of Choice concerns; and, examined other intricacies of the plans.

I am grateful for the leadership and dedication of both Mr. Chris Delgado, Deputy Superintendent, and the entire Redistricting Committee for their countless hours of work attending the Redistricting Committee meetings, three community input sessions, and many hours of reviewing and analyzing data.

As a District, we now focus on ensuring a smooth transition for Maple and Twin Beach Elementary School communities as well as for all students, families, and staff members who will attend new schools in the 2012-2013 school year. I assure you that as students are resilient, our staff well-trained, and our parents supportive, each of our schools will make this a success on behalf of every child we serve.

Recognizing that there are many questions regarding transfers and Schools of Choice students, please note the following timelines:

Transfer Requests: From March 5-30, the District will accept “transfer” requests from Walled Lake Schools’ families who wish to request a placement other than the school they are assigned to attend for next school year. The form is on the website in the Enrollment, Redistricting, and School News areas.

Schools of Choice: The District will not accept elementary Schools of Choice students, with the exception of siblings of current students, for the 2012-2013 school year. Schools of Choice applications for grades 6-10 will be accepted from March 5-30, only; with a limited number of seats available.

As always we welcome your comments, questions, concerns, and praise.  You may easily provide any of these by sending an email to info@wlcsd.org. We appreciate your support of Walled Lake Schools and our collaboration on behalf of our most precious resource, our children.

Respectfully,

Kenneth Gutman
Superintendent of Schools

Resources


The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is embarking on a Redistricting 2012-2013 process. All of the documents related to the process will be linked below.

As always we welcome your comments, questions, concerns, and praise.  You may easily provide any of these by sending an email to info@wlcsd.org or toredistricting@wlcsd.org. We appreciate your support of Walled Lake Schools and our collaboration on behalf of our children.

Redistricting Related Documentation 

Facility Utilization Study

The Board of Education, on Thursday, January 13, heard a presentation from Plante Moran CRESA about the facility study we are conducting to best ensure that we are utilizing our buildings space in the most cost effective, efficient ways and most importantly, that our facilities balance with our enrollment and curricular needs.

In light of the escalating budget challenge, the District has commissioned a Facility Utilization Study focused on its 14 elementary buildings and five District support buildings. The support buildings are the Community Education Center, the Educational Services Administration Building, the Maintenance & Transportation building, the Outdoor Education Center and the Twin Sun facility.

Below is the Facility Utilization proposal by Plante Moran CRESA and many other presentations from the 2010-11 school year.

December 5, 2011 - Meeting Documents

(NOTE: The 54-member Redistricting Committee required time to compile the first draft, tentative, beginning progress report plans that are attached. They were given until the end of the day Friday, Dec. 9. These plans are not final. Although, they reflect a lot of time, work and effort on the part of the Committee, they are not recommendations. These plans will be presented at the 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 Board of Education meeting at the ESC at 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake.)

Summary of the Community Input Session #3, Dec. 5, 2011
Redistricting Parameters, Dec. 5, 2011
Enrollment Options, Dec. 5, 2011
Special Services Recommendations, Dec. 5, 2011
Redistricting Committee DRAFT presentation to the Board of Education
DRAFT Tentative Data for Plan A
DRAFT Tentative Data for Plan B
DRAFT Tentative Data for Plan C 
DRAFT Tentative Data for Plan C 
DRAFT Tentative Plan C Map
DRAFT Tentative Data for Plan D 

January 10, 2012 - Meeting Documents

January 19, 2012 - Meeting Documents

NOTE: The 54-member Redistricting Committee has combined Plan B and C and revisions have been made to Plan A and Plan D. In no way are these plans final or complete. They are still tentative. These revised plans were presented at the Redistricting Committee Meeting, Jan. 19.  It appears than Plan A and Plan D may merge. The Committee is still working on these plans. These plans are not final and they are not recommendations. The next revisions of these plans will be presented  at the 7-9  p.m., Thursday, January 26 Board of Education meeting at the ESC at 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake

Community Correspondence, presented Jan. 19, 2012
Summary of REVISED Plan A, presented Jan. 19, 2012
Summary of Combined REVISED Plan B/C, presented Jan. 19, 2012
Summary of Combined REVISED Plan D, presented Jan. 19, 2012
Data for REVISED Plan D - Commerce
Data for REVISED Plan D – Dublin
Data for REVISED Plan D – Glengary
Data for REVISED Plan D – Guest
Data for REVISED Plan D – Hickory Woods
Data for REVISED Plan D - Keith
Data for REVISED Plan D – Loon Lake
Data for REVISED Plan D - Meadowbrook
Data for REVISED Plan D – Oakley Park
Data for REVISED Plan D – Pleasant Lake
Data for REVISED Plan D – Walled Lake El
Data for REVISED Plan D – Wixom

February 2, 2012 - Board Meeting Document