The West Bloomfield School District has scheduled a series of focus group meetings for parents and residents to give their opinions on the district’s school enrollment and facilities project.
Last month, the district’s Board of Education approved a contract for Western Demographics, Inc. to conduct a facility utilization and enrollment trend study for $70,000.
Thomas Goulding, deputy superintendent for business and operations, said it was going to be a five-year study with options for the district to consider related to facility use and enrollment trends.
The first meeting will take place today, Wednesday, March 28 at the ACS Building at 5810 Commerce Road, from 3-5 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.
Later today, elementary parents from the north end of the district and PTO members from Gretchko, Roosevelt and Scotch elementary schools will meet at Scotch from 7-9 p.m.
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Sheiko Elementary, south end elementary parents and PTO members from Ealy and Sheiko elementary schools will meet.
On Monday, April 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Orchard Lake Middle School, parents from Orchard Lake Middle School and Doherty Elementary School are invited.
On Tuesday, April 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Abbott Middle School, parents and PTO members of Abbott will meet.
All staff members will meet at West Bloomfield High School on April 24 from 7-9 p.m.
All parents are welcome to attend any of the sessions designated for elementary or middle school levels.
At the sessions, parents and residents will be shown demographic maps of the district, broken down into enrollment by schools, and enrollment of resident and Schools of Choice students.
Attendees will also have the chance to cast anonymous votes on issues regarding school enrollment, consolidation, and priorities for the district.