The Role of the Enrollment Committee

Posted by Sheri Piveteau on 3/1/2016

The Role of the Enrollment Committee

Chaired by the President of the District Board of School Directors, Mrs. Jill Dennin, the Enrollment Review Committee was established to study enrollment and the long-term needs at the elementary level of the Boyertown Area School District. The process that has been established will ensure that appropriate resources and information are provided, that community members are provided with the opportunity to provide input, and that options are presented to the board of school directors for careful consideration.

With the Boyertown Area Senior High School project nearing completion and the project at Junior High West moving forward, we saw this as a good time to examine the elementary level to ensure that we have all of the resources in place to provide a first-class elementary educational experience.

The committee began meeting in the fall of 2015, and meetings to date have included gathering information and reviewing key capital projects for each of the elementary school buildings. Information reviewed has included two research reports prepared by Hanover Research, attendance area information provided through the Transfinder system, the Feasibility Study, and the Demographic Report prepared by the Pennsylvania Economy League.

The committee’s next steps include visiting PTA/HSA meetings at each elementary school to provide a summary of findings to date and to solicit parent input. The committee’s goal is to present their findings and recommendation to the Board in the Fall of 2016.

The Enrollment Committee’s next meeting is Monday, March 7 at 7pm in the Board Room of the Educational Center. All meetings are open to the public. 

If you are unable to attend the meetings in person, you can follow the progress of the committee by visiting the District’s website.  There you will find meeting agendas, meeting minutes, handouts, and links to help you follow the work this committee is completing.