We are excited to announce the opening of a new elementary school in West Jordan for the 2020-21 school year. This requires a boundary change involving Falcon Ridge, Fox Hollow, and Oakcrest elementary schools. The proposed boundary change only impacts unoccupied land in Falcon Ridge Elementary's current boundaries. No current Falcon Ridge students will be impacted. The Board of Education has made a final proposal for adjusting elementary school boundaries in the area.
Below you will find information about the process for adjusting school boundaries and how to give feedback to the Board of Education regarding the final boundary proposal under consideration.
If you would like to provide additional feedback or have questions regarding the process, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 801-567-8186.
Please note the following dates:
- Oct. 11 - Patron feedback gathered via survey
- Oct. 15 - Open House at Oakcrest Elementary
- Oct. 17 - Open House at Fox Hollow Elementary
- Nov. 10 - Survey closed
- Nov. 12 - Summary of patron feedback presented to Board
- Nov. 26 - New boundaries tentatively approved by Board
- Dec. 10 - Opportunity to give feedback to the board during the public comment section of the 6:30 p.m. General Session. Please arrive early if you would like to speak.
- Jan. 28 - Opportunity to give feedback to the board during the public comment section of the 6:30 p.m. General Session. Please arrive early if you would like to speak. Boundary officially approved by Board
Final Boundary Proposal
Below is a link to the map and enrollment projections for final boundary proposal being considered.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Will the boundary change allow Fox Hollow Elementary to be on a Traditional Calendar?
A: Yes, it is anticipated that Fox Hollow will move to a Traditional Calendar regardless of which option is selected.
Q: Why is a boundary being established for a new elementary school in West Jordan
A: A new elementary school in West Jordan will open in Fall of 2020 to address increasing growth and enrollment at surrounding elementary schools. Options have been proposed that involve establishing a boundary for the new elementary school in West Jordan along with changes to the boundaries of Falcon Ridge, Fox Hollow and Oakcrest elementary schools. This will help manage student growth and balance boundary student population at all four schools.
Q: What is the process and timeline for determining boundaries?
A: Boundary options have been developed by District staff and approved by the Board of Education to be surveyed by the public. These options, and the accompanying information, will be posted online for the next several weeks.
The public is encouraged to give feedback regarding these options at the open houses or using the survey section below. At the open houses, patrons will have the opportunity to discuss the boundary options being considered. Following the open houses and a period of public feedback through the online survey, Board members will review a summary report of feedback received by Nov. 12. The same information presented on the website will also be made available at the open houses. Patrons do not need to attend the open houses to give feedback, since all feedback can be given online through the survey at any time. For convenience, Internet access will be provided on site to patrons who attend an open house and wish to give feedback that evening.
Q: What factors are considered in establishing boundaries?
A: Many factors are considered, including, but not limited to, feedback from parents, students, and the community, long-term implications, natural boundaries, feasibility and functionality, student safety, cost, community partnerships, potential growth, and student enrollment numbers over time.
Q: How will the input from my survey be used?
A: The feedback provided will be carefully reviewed by District staff. A summary report of feedback received will be provided to and reviewed by the Board of Education before a final decision is made regarding boundaries. The Board will also receive a copy of every open-ended response submitted through the survey.
Q: Who will qualify for busing under each boundary option?
A: Once new boundaries are established for the new elementary school, the District’s Transportation Department will begin to establish busing routes for all schools involved. The state of Utah requires that busing be provided for elementary school students who live 1.5 miles or more from school. Busing eligibility for students who are not directly affected by a boundary change would remain the same. Students on an Open Enrollment permit do not qualify for busing except through a space available permit (limited availability depending on location). If you have any questions regarding busing eligibility, please feel free to contact (801) 567-8840.
Q: Will the French Dual Language Immersion Program remain at Fox Hollow Elementary?
A: Yes, there are no plans to change the location of the program.
Q: How will Dual Language Immersion Permits be handled?
A: Dual Language Immersion applicants do not need to apply for a permit but will be placed in DLI according to the following priorities:
- Siblings of current participants
- Students living within the school’s boundary
- Students living within the District’s boundary
- Students living outside the District’s boundary
Siblings of DLI participants can receive a permit to attend a DLI school for kindergarten by committing to enroll in the DLI program in first grade. Siblings who do not enroll in DLI can apply for a permit through the regular process.