2020 Elementary Boundary Review and Proposals

UPDATE: School Board Approves Boundary Changes for 2020-21

Click here to view an interactive Google Map showing the new boundaries 

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Link to elementary boundary info 2020-21On Monday, February 24, the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education adopted the boundary committee recommendation (Option 2) for elementary boundary changes effective in the 2020-21 school year.  The proposed changes establish an attendance boundary for the new Joe Harris Elementary School and reduce enrollment at Martin Luther King, Jr. and Maggie Cordova Elementary Schools.  

The board also approved provisions allowing for student transfer options for the affected schools.  Learn more here!  

The proposed boundaries were developed through an extensive review and public input process.  The boundary committee thanks everyone who took the time to attend the Open Houses and to submit comments via this website.  The input was very helpful and resulted in several changes being made to the original proposals.  

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Options Initially Presented

Boundary map: Option 1Rio Rancho Public Schools is conducting its first comprehensive review of elementary school boundaries in 12 years, and based upon this process is now presenting options for public viewing and comment. The proposed changes would create an attendance boundary for the new Joe Harris Elementary School opening next fall, and would reduce enrollment at Maggie Cordova Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, and other RRPS schools.

Map of Boundary Option 1AThe options for adjusting elementary boundaries presented for public viewing and comment are just that: proposals for discussion. Based on the input received, an option or options may be modified before a final recommendation is made to the school board. The board makes the final decision.

Initial Options:
The Elementary Principals Committee and the Community-Parent Advisory Team both strongly recommended that two very similar options be presented to the public for review and comment. Options 1 and 1A are virtually identical except for two areas (Camino Crossing at Northern and Unser, and the southwest corner of the current Maggie Cordova attendance zone) which would be moved in one option but not the other.  These two options moved the fewest students of any of the potential scenarios developed during the process. 

Two public open houses were held at which members of the public could view the options, ask questions, and provide written comment.  Following the Open Houses, the boundary committee reviewed the comment and developed a new option (Option 2, described earlier) it is recommending for adoption.  (View Option 2 here.)