Shawnee Mission releases school boundary change recommendations that will go before board May 22

Rising Star Elementary is among the schools that will have its boundaries tweaked if the proposals are approved by the board May 22.

The Shawnee Mission School District on Wednesday unveiled the proposed elementary school boundary changes for the 2018-19 school year that the administration will put before the board for a vote May 22.

The changes would affect ten schools, eight west of I-35 — Broken Arrow, Christa McAuliffe, Lenexa Hills, Mill Creek, Rhein Benninghoven, Rising Star, Shawanoe and Sunflower — and two east of I-35 — East Antioch and Overland Park.

The boundary changes would affect a middle school or high school feeder pattern at just two of the elementaries, Christa McAuliffe and Overland Park. At Christa McAuliffe, students will be able to choose whether they want to move on through either the SM Northwest or SM West feeder pattern. At Overland Park, students living south of 75th Street who are currently in the East Antioch feeder will become part of the Overland Park feeder and also shifted to the Westridge Middle School feeder.

Though initially targeted for implementation for the 2017-18 school year, the district announced in March it was delaying the changes until 2018-19, citing the construction of the new Lenexa Hills Elementary as a motivating factor.

Maps illustrating the proposed boundary changes as well as descriptions of the changes provided by the district in a presentation that can be found online here are copied below:

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow students living in Red Oak Hills will move to Lenexa Hills. Currently, there are approximately 21 students living in this section. (This area will remain in the SM Northwest area feeder pattern for middle and high school).
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Christa McAuliffe
Rhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway west of Rene/Park (all students on Rene and Park remain at Benninghoven) to Lackman will move to Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 50 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern if they choose.) Rhein Benninghoven students living in Autumn Park and Timberstone between Midland Drive and Lackman will have the choice to attend Rhein Benninghoven or Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 27 students living in this section. (They will have to determine their elementary school upon entrance and remain in that path.) Christa McAuliffe will become a choice feeder to the SM West feeder pattern or the SM Northwest feeder pattern. (Students will determine their path in the sixth grade and remain in that path throughout high school.)
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East Antioch

East Antioch students living south of 75th Street will move to Overland Park Elementary. Currently,
there are approximately 41 students in this sec=on. (This area will be moved to the Westridge Middle School Feeder as they are already in the SM West feeder pattern.)

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Lenexa Hills Elementary
Sunflower students living west of I-435 from 103rd Street to Midland Drive will move to Lenexa Hills. There are approximately 165 students in this area. This includes a small area assigned to Rosehill; however, there are currently no students living in this area. Broken Arrow students living in Red Oak Hills will move to Lenexa Hills. Currently, there are approximately 21 students living in this sec=on. (This area will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pa1ern for middle and high school.)
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Mill Creek Elementary
Rhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway between Pflumm and Westglen Lane will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 17 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.) Shawanoe students living west of Quivira will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 74 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)
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Overland Park
East Antioch students living south of 75th Street will move to Overland Park Elementary. Currently, there are approximately 41 students in this section. (This area will be moved to the Westridge Middle School Feeder as they are already in the SM West feeder pattern.)
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Rhein Benninghoven
Rhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway west of Rene/Park (all students on Rene and Park remain at Benninghoven) to Lackman will move to Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 50 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern if they choose.) Rhein Benninghoven students living from 71st Street to Blackfish Parkway east of Pflumm to Westglen Lane will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 17 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.) Rhein Benninghoven students living in Autumn Park and Timberstone between Midland Drive and Lackman will have the choice to attend Rhein Benninghoven or Christa McAuliffe. Currently, there are approximately 27 students living in this section. (They will have to determine their elementary school upon entrance and remain in that path.)
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Rising Star Elementary
Rising Star students living in The Meadows Apartments from 76th Street to 77th Street between Quivira and Monrovia will move to Shawanoe. Currently, there are approximately 85 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.) Rising Star students living south of 91st Street between Santa Fe Drive and Pflumm and students living south of 89th Terrace from Pflumm to Widmer Road will move to Sunflower. Currently, there are approximately 36 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM West feeder pattern.)
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Shawanoe Elementary
Shawanoe students living west of Quivira will move to Mill Creek. Currently, there are approximately 74 students living in this sec=on. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.) Rising Star students living in The Meadows Apartments from 76th Street to 77th Street between Quivira and Monrovia will move to Shawanoe. Currently, there are approximately 85 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM Northwest feeder pattern.)
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Sunflower Elementary
Rosehill students living west of I-35 will move to Sunflower. There is currently 1 student in this section. (This section will move to the SM West feeder pattern.) Sunflower students living west of I-435 from 103rd Street to Midland Drive will move to Lenexa Hills. There are approximately 165 students in this area. This includes a small area assigned to Rosehill; however, there are currently no students living in this area. Rising Star students living south of 91st Street between Santa Fe Drive and Pflumm and students living south of 89th Terrace from Pflumm to Widmer Road will move to Sunflower. Currently, there are approximately 36 students living in this section. (These students will remain in the SM West feeder pattern.)
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These proposed boundary changes differ slightly from the initial proposals that were released earlier this year.

You can see a map of what all of the new boundaries would look like if the proposals are approved by the board below: