Liberty Community Meeting

Liberty Community Meeting
Posted on 05/10/2019
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On June 7, the board will consider voting on a proposal that would unite the Liberty attendance area into a single attendance pattern. Chastain Road Elementary would serve all Liberty students in PreK through 2nd grade, and Liberty Elementary would serve students in 3rd-5th grade. The change would go into effect in the fall of 2020.

The idea for changing the attendance pattern for the elementary schools arose from community members looking at ways to unite the Liberty community. The Liberty attendance area is unique in that its small size allows the possibility for students to stay together from kindergarten through graduation. The SDPC administration supports the change, because allowing schools to specialize on particular age groups may have programmatic and instructional benefits. To make the new attendance pattern work, SDPC would consider staggering arrival times to make morning drop-offs easier.

Because one of the primary goals of the change would be to strengthen the unity of the Liberty community, we do not want to pursue the change unless it has strong community support. On May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Liberty High School, SDPC will host a community meeting to allow parents and community members to speak with school board members and administrators, offer feedback, and ask questions about how the change would be implemented if approved. We would also encourage you to reach out to school board members directly by phone or email if you are unable to attend the meeting. Contact information for board members is posted on our district website.

Thank you for your partnership as we work to support Liberty through education.