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Virtual Boundary Change and Middle School Meeting
The Dysart Unified School District held a Virtual Boundary Change and Middle School Meeting Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. via Facebook.com/DysartUSD.
Participants were able to comment with their questions and have them answered live.

Public Meeting
The Dysart Unified School District held a public hearing on November 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to obtain public comment regarding proposed middle schools and boundary changes. 

The proposed changes are being considered for the following reasons:
  • To establish primary and middle school options that provide academic, programming, and extracurricular opportunities;
  • To effectively position the district for the incoming and projected growth;
  • To maximize the use of all available facilities;
  • To use resources efficiently; 
  • To provide the shortest bus routes possible while balancing academic and program options; and 
  • To better align neighborhoods with schools.

Proposed boundary changes related to creating 5-8th grade middle schools include Ashton Ranch Elementary School, Cimarron Springs Elementary School, Dysart Elementary School, and Sonoran Heights Elementary School. In conjunction with the middle school changes, schools that would be shifted to K-4 include Countryside Elementary School, El Mirage Elementary School, Rancho Gabriela Elementary School, and Western Peaks Elementary School. 

Additionally, general boundary changes for Luke Elementary School, Marley Park Elementary School, Mountain View School, Riverview School, and Sunset Hills Elementary School are being considered to better align neighborhoods with schools, position the district for projected growth, and use resources efficiently.

At this public hearing, attending members of the Dysart Unified School District Governing Board will hear reasons for or against the proposed boundary changes.  The public hearing shall not exceed sixty (60) minutes.  During the public hearing, proposed attendance boundary changes including maps will be visually presented. Time shall be granted for public comments regarding the proposed attendance boundary changes. Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes.  

The hearing will be held prior to the scheduled Governing Board meeting at 15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374. It will be limited to fifty (50) people, which includes Governing Board members, Administration, presenters and members of the public (per Governor’s Executive Order 2020-43).

If you are not able to attend the meeting in person, please utilize this form to share your comments and complete by November 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Please note that comments on this form will be shared with Governing Board but will not be read aloud during the meeting. 


 

Boundary Change Recommendations
 

Luke Elementary 

 

The Sundial IV neighborhood, bounded by W Cactus Rd, the Agua Fria River drainage, Varney Ave, and North B St adjacent to the Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course is proposed to move from the Luke Elementary boundary to the Riverview School boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map

 

The area bounded by Waddell Rd, Dysart Rd, Peoria Ave, and Litchfield Rd is proposed to move from the Luke Elementary boundary to the shared El Mirage Elementary / Dysart Middle School boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map
 


Marley Park Elementary

 

The southeast portion of Sierra Verde, bounded by Acoma Dr, Litchfield Rd, Waddell Rd, and  the property line running N/S between N 142nd Ln and N 143rd Dr is proposed to move from the Marley Park Elementary boundary to the shared Countryside Elementary / Ashton Ranch Middle School boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map

 



Mountain View Elementary
The area bounded by Cotton Ln, Peoria Ave, Citrus Rd, and Olive Ave is proposed to move from the Sonoran Heights Elementary boundary to the Mountain View Elementary boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map
 


Riverview School

The Sundial IV neighborhood, bounded by W Cactus Rd, the Agua Fria River drainage, Varney Ave, and North B St adjacent to the Pueblo El Mirage Golf Course is proposed to move from the Luke Elementary boundary to the Riverview School boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map
 


Sunset Hills Elementary School

 

 

The area bounded by Waddell Rd, State Route 303, Cactus Rd, and 175th Ave is proposed to move from the Sonoran Heights Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary.
The area bounded by Waddell Rd, Citrus Rd, Cactus Rd, and 175th Ave is proposed to move from the Western Peaks Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary.
The undeveloped area bounded by the Greenway Rd alignment, the West edge of the district boundary, the Cactus Rd alignment, and Citrus Rd is proposed to move from the Western Peaks Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary.
 

Link to First Proposal Map
 
 

 

Boundary Change Recommendations (Middle Schools)
 

Ashton Ranch Elementary (Proposing shift to 5-8 Middle School)

 

 

The southeast portion of Sierra Verde, bounded by Acoma Dr, Litchfield Rd, Waddell Rd, and  the property line running N/S between N 142nd Ln and N 143rd Dr is proposed to move from the Marley Park Elementary boundary to the shared Countryside Elementary / Ashton Ranch Middle School boundary.  The remaining boundary is proposed to merge with the Countryside Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Countryside Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Ashton Ranch Middle School.

Countryside Elementary (Proposing shift to K-4 school)

 

The Countryside Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the remaining Ashton Ranch Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Countryside Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Ashton Ranch Middle School.

Link to First Proposal Map
 



Sonoran Heights Elementary (Proposing shift to 5-8 Middle School)

 

The area bounded by Cotton Ln, Peoria Ave, Citrus Rd, and Olive Ave is proposed to move from the Sonoran Heights Elementary boundary to the Mountain View School boundary. The area bounded by Waddell Rd, State Route 303, Cactus Rd, and 175th Ave is proposed to move from the Sonoran Heights Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary.

The remaining Sonoran Heights boundary is proposed to merge with the Rancho Gabriela Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Rancho Gabriela Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Sonoran Heights Middle School.

Rancho Gabriela Elementary (Proposing shift to K-4 school)

 

The Rancho Gabriela Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the remaining Sonoran Heights Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Rancho Gabriela Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Sonoran Heights Middle School.

Link to First Proposal Map
 



Dysart Elementary (Proposing shift to 5-8 Middle School)

 

The area bounded by Waddell Rd, Dysart Rd, Peoria Ave, and Litchfield Rd is proposed to move from the Luke Elementary boundary to the shared El Mirage Elementary / Dysart Middle School boundary.

The Dysart Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the El Mirage Elementary boundary. This includes the area bounded by Waddell Rd, Dysart Rd, Peoria Ave, and Litchfield Rd. Grade K-4 students will attend El Mirage Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Dysart Middle School.

El Mirage Elementary (Proposing shift to K-4 school)

 

The area bounded by Waddell Rd, Dysart Rd, Peoria Ave, and Litchfield Rd is proposed to move from the Luke Elementary boundary to the shared El Mirage Elementary / Dysart Middle School boundary.

The El Mirage Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the Dysart Elementary boundary. This includes the area bounded by Waddell Rd, Dysart Rd, Peoria Ave, and Litchfield Rd. Grade K-4 students will attend El Mirage Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Dysart Middle School.

Link to First Proposal Map
 



Cimarron Springs Elementary (Proposing shift to 5-8 Middle School)

 

The Cimarron Springs Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the remaining Western Peaks Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Western Peaks Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Cimarron Springs Middle School.

Western Peaks Elementary (Proposing shift to K-4 school)

 

This area bounded by Waddell Rd, Citrus Rd, Cactus Rd, and 175th Ave is proposed to move from the Western Peaks Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary. 
The undeveloped area bounded by the Greenway Rd alignment, the West edge of the district boundary, the Cactus Rd alignment, and Citrus Rd is proposed to move from the Western Peaks Elementary boundary to the Sunset Hills Elementary boundary.

The remaining Western Peaks Elementary boundary is proposed to merge with the Cimarron Springs Elementary boundary. Grade K-4 students will attend Western Peaks Elementary and grade 5-8 students will attend Cimarron Springs Middle School.

Link to First Proposal Map