Designing the Future is an initiative that provides solutions to improve student academic achievement and expand educational options through efficient management of financial resources and innovative use of facilities.
PABDAC public hearings scheduled
[Posted January 11, 2023]
In accordance with Governing Board policy, a recommendation on new attendance boundaries will come from the district’s Planning and Boundary Design Advisory Committee (PABDAC), a 10-member volunteer citizen committee. PABDAC is reviewing options for attendance-area changes affecting Crismon, Pomeroy and Sirrine elementary schools, and will make a recommendation to the Governing Board for a decision. The changes would be implemented for the 2023-24 school year.
Under the district’s process, PABDAC has scheduled two public hearings for the impacted school communities. During these meetings, the members will discuss data on enrollment and capacity for elementary schools, view the proposed attendance area map, and listen to parent comments before forwarding a recommendation to the Governing Board. You may also click here to send questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members in the Crismon, Pomeroy and Sirrine attendance areas are invited to attend a public hearing. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Pomeroy Elementary School
1507 W. Shawnee Drive, Chandler, 85224 The meeting will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Sirrine Elementary School
591 W. Mesquite St., Chandler, 85225
The meeting will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
School relocations and program improvements
[Posted January 6, 2023]
As part of the district’s Designing the Future plan, Mesa Public Schools is exploring opportunities to enhance the educational offerings while maximizing use of resources. The first phase of the plan includes relocating several schools and programs to improve the learning environments for students and staff, as well as increase the availability of desired programs to more families. The changes would be implemented for the 2023-24 school year.
The plan for changes includes:
Relocating Franklin at Alma Elementary School to the current Jordan campus. Click here to see the FAQ page for Franklin at Alma.
Relocating Mesa Center for Success at Jordan to the Mesa Education Center.
Relocating Mesa Virtual Campus to the current Franklin at Alma space on the campus shared with Eagleridge Enrichment Program.
Relocating Pomeroy Elementary Montessori to the current Sirrine Elementary School campus.
Relocating Red Mountain Center for Early Education classes to district elementary schools.
Changing attendance boundaries for current Sirrine Elementary School students to Crismon and Pomeroy elementary schools.
District leadership will present an overview of the plan to the Governing Board during a study session. This meeting is scheduled for:
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Curriculum Services Center
Governing Board Room
549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa 85203 The study session will also be livestreamed at mpsaz.org/live.
Mesa Public Schools is dedicated to delivering on our promise that every student is known by name, served by strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and community. We believe this plan is a significant step toward achieving our promise and is part of our ongoing efforts to implement key strategies to “right size" the district and provide innovative options that benefit student learning.