Experience with Boundary Changes

Attendance Boundary Studies are an integral part of DDP’s consulting work. One major component of our customized GIS software is specifically designed with Redistricting in mind. We study the need for boundary changes. We analyze the effects on the schools and the neighborhoods. We look at right-of-ways and natural barriers or hazards. And we understand that ultimately the decision for boundary changes lies with the school district, after essential input from the community and the consulting firm. Time and again, an invaluable component of the boundary planning process has been our ability to quickly and easily generate an extensive number of map scenarios, depicting numerous possible boundary options. DDP has been a participant and facilitator in numerous committees involved with boundary changes, as well as opening and closing schools.