Redistricting for 2017-2018
Fairfield Board of Education Approves Redistricting Plan
The Fairfield City Schools Board of Education approved a recommendation to redistrict the 10,000-student school system, effective at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
The plan was presented last month after nearly a year of work by school and transportation department officials with Education Logistics' Edulog routing and planning software.
“We worked diligently to ensure minimal disruption for families, but also to allow for an approximately equal number of students in each of the schools affected by these changes,” said Bill Westerbeck, Director of Transportation.
The shift in boundary lines will accommodate a district reconfiguration that is part of a major construction project that began almost two years ago. The project includes replacing Central Elementary and the Freshman School - two of the district’s oldest buildings, and constructing Compass Elementary School - the district’s sixth elementary school - across from the Senior High School on Holden Boulevard.
Students will remain in their current schools during the upcoming school year, which starts August 16. The following changes will be in place for the start of the 2017-2018 school year:
- The district will open six elementary schools for kindergarten through fifth grade: North and East in Fairfield Township, and Central, Compass, South, and West in the City of Fairfield. The upcoming 2016-2017 school year is the last year for the Intermediate School, which houses fifth and sixth grades.
- The district will open two middle schools for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Creekside Middle School is the new name for the current middle school building on Nilles Road. Crossroads Middle School is the new name for the current Intermediate School on Donald Drive.
- West, South and Central Elementary School attendance areas will feed into Creekside Middle School.
- North, East, and Compass Elementary School attendance areas will feed into Crossroads Middle School.
- The new Freshman School will open adjacent to the Senior High School, making it a true high school campus.
“A great deal of thought and effort went into creating this plan,” said Superintendent Billy Smith. “This is a very exciting time for our district, and we are fortunate to live in an area which supports building new school buildings for our community.”
Please find recently approved boundary maps below.