Posted: March 22, 2013

APS Asks for Input on Boundary Changes for North Star, Double Eagle Elementary Schools

Meeting set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at North Star

NSES Committee RecommendationThe Albuquerque Public Schools will hold a meeting to get public input on proposed boundary changes for attendance areas for North Star and Double Eagle elementary schools at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the cafeteria at North Star Elementary, 9301 Ventura NE.

At the meeting the APS Capital Master Plan Office will make a presentation on the proposed new boundaries, which will take effect for the 2013-14 school year. “We will also take comment on the proposed changes,” said APS Chief Operations Officer Brad Winter.

The boundary change is designed to reduce overcrowding at North Star Elementary, which was completed in 2005 and has had more students enrolled that it was designed for since the 2007-08 school year. In 2008, a classroom block was added and enrollment was again below the school’s site capacity of 663 students. Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, enrollment again exceeded the site capacity.

If the proposed boundary change is approved by the APS Board of Education in April, it is expected to reduce the number of students at North Star to about 676 students in the 2013-14 school year. “We have a situation where we have space at Double Eagle and have again run out of space for students at North Star,” Winter explained.

Under the proposed change, students currently living in an area bounded by Alameda on the north, Paseo del Norte on the south, Ventura on the west and Eubank on the east, would attend Double Eagle Elementary next year instead of North Star. For a full description of the committee recommendation, see the PROPOSED CHANGES attached.