Proposed Boundary Changes Exchange Results

More than twelve years have passed since our last boundary change in 2008. Over that period, enrollments have increased and decreased at various schools across our district, student and community demographics have changed, and various educational programs and delivery methods have progressed. Given these changes, the Kent School District School Board commissioned MGT Consulting Group to evaluate all school attendance boundaries in our district.

KSD Leadership will use the results of this Thoughtexchange in addition to the December 2020 KSD Community Meeting poll results and questions to support the implementation of the proposed boundary changes if approved by the KSD Board in early 2021.

You can explore the results of this exchange with the interactive tools here. You can also view an Exchange Summary in this presentation (PDF).

Results

Through an online conversation platform called Thoughtexchange, 355 participants contributed 411 thoughts and gave 13,099-star ratings when our exchange closed on December 12, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this exchange, answering the question, "What are some things we should consider to ensure the proposed boundary change contributes to the success of students and staff?", including:

  • 33 Current KSD Students
  • 161 Current KSD Parents/Guardians
  • 109 Current KSD Staff Members
  • 9 KSD Community Members
  • 10 Other Participants

Nine themes emerged from the comments and ideas shared: 

  • Building Status, Capacity, and Utilization
  • City and County Planning
  • Delay Boundary Change Due to COVID
  • District Process, Policies and Procedures
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Educational Programming
  • Kentlake Proposed Boundary Changes
  • Neighborhood Schools
  • Proposed Move of 6th Grade to Middle School
  • Transportation

Thank you for participating!

KSD Leadership will use the results of this Thoughtexchange in addition to the December 2020 KSD Community Meeting poll results and questions to support the implementation of the proposed boundary changes if approved by the KSD Board in early 2021.

Please visit www.kent.k12.wa.us/boundary to learn more about the boundary study, proposed boundary changes, read FAQs, and stay up to date on all the KSD Boundary news and information.

Thank you for exploring this exchange and for sharing your feedback and questions. Additional communication and opportunities for our KSD community to provide feedback will occur throughout the school year.

We believe communication with our families, staff, and community is critical to student success. Kent School District (KSD) uses a wide variety of tools to distribute information to our diverse community. 

Sign up for an account at my.thoughtexchange.com and be part of future exchanges.