Central Dauphin School District
E I Associates – January, 2011
Objectives of the Enrollment Study
The objectives for the enrollment study committee are to study the current and projected future enrollment of the Central Dauphin School District to determine the difference between projected student enrollment and projected student capacity and develop recommendations for the Board of School Directors as follows:
- Recommend a plan of action to the Board of School Directors for the most efficient and effective use of an appropriate number of buildings at the elementary level.
- Recommend a plan of action to the Board of School Directors for balancing enrollments at the middle school level.
- Recommend a plan of action to the Board of School Directors for balancing enrollments at the high school level.
The committee should remain sensitive to the following considerations while fulfilling the charge:
- Attempt to restructure attendance zones at the elementary level in a way that reduces the overall number of elementary buildings necessary to efficiently and effectively house projected elementary enrollments while moving the smallest number of students necessary to effect this change.
- Consider the impact issues on families, i.e., emotional issues such as students leaving their current schools in particular present fifth graders moving twice in two years; childcare; notification of current and future residents.
- Consider the long-term as well as the short-term impacts of the redistricting plan.
- Attempt to redistribute students as “fairly” as possible.
- Whenever possible, establish boundaries that maintain the integrity of existing and future neighborhoods.
- Remain cognizant of the class enrollment guidelines currently in place.