MCPS Redistricting Proposal

Redistricting

Marion County Public Schools is in the process of adjusting attendance boundary lines for the district’s middle schools and elementary schools.

Once finalized and approved, the boundary lines for the two middle schools will go into effect for the 2024-2025 school year. The boundary lines for the district’s elementary schools will not go into effect until the 2025-2026 school year.

Please keep in mind that the proposed boundaries, which you can view below, are in draft form and are not precise final versions.

Community Forum

MCPS is currently planning a community forum to discuss the redistricting plan and to answer questions.

More information about this event will be provided as details are finalized.

MCPS Superintendent Chris Brady discusses the redistricting process, what factors were considered, and how the district will communicate with families who are affected.

HOW DID THE DISTRICT DETERMINE THE PROPOSED BOUNDARY LINES?

MCPS worked with Transfinder, a company focused on helping school districts solve logistical problems such as school boundaries lines.

Using mapping software and current student information, Transfinder was able to create proposed boundaries lines that satisfy enrollment requirements. For example, the new Calvary Elementary currently being constructed will need to serve at least 340 students; this requires more students to be assigned to Calvary Elementary than attend at the current school.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT SCHOOL POPULATIONS ARE SIMILAR?

The school district receives different types of funding that is often tied to each school’s student population. When there’s a large enrollment difference between schools, it could result in one school receiving significantly more funding and resources than the other. When schools have similar enrollments, students from all parts of the county have access to resources and opportunities.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY ADDRESS IS AFFECTED BY THE NEW ELEMENTARY BOUNDARIES?

When the elementary boundaries are finalized, school or district personnel will reach out to families that are affected to discuss the changes.

It’s important to remember that the proposed boundaries, which you can view below, are in draft form. Also, these maps are not precise final versions. Instead, these maps should give a general idea of the areas of the county that are affected.

UPDATE: The middle school boundary lines have been finalized. You can view a detailed map of these boundaries below.

ONCE BOUNDARIES ARE FINALIZED, CAN I REQUEST THAT MY CHILD ATTEND A DIFFERENT SCHOOL?

The school district will continue to use the same procedure for requests that a student attend a school outside of his/her assigned area.

This involves completing a form (linked below) explaining your request, which is then reviewed by school and district personnel.

Please note that KDE requires schools to remain at 85% capacity.

Please return the completed form to the Marion County Board of Education building. Final decisions regarding school assignment changes will be made this summer.

Middle School Boundaries - starting 2024-25

Projected Enrollments

Marion County Middle School - 308

Lebanon Middle School - 314

These boundaries were approved at the March 14, 2024 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

middle school boundaries

DRAFT Elementary School Boundaries - starting 2025-26

This map is a draft version of elementary boundary lines and has not been approved by the MCPS Board of Education. If approved, these lines would not go into effect until the 2025-2026 school year.

elementary map

Have a question?

If you have a question about the proposed middle school and elementary school boundary lines, please submit it by following the link below