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The Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC)
 
 

ABOUT AZAC

The Clark County School Districtís Board of School Trustees understands attendance boundary changes can be difficult for families and communities. To ensure their concerns are heard, the Board established the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC) in 1994. The members of the AZAC are volunteers, parents and concerned citizens appointed by the Board of School Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools to represent their individual districts.

 

THE ROLE OF AZAC

AZAC members review attendance boundaries for all schools in Clark County each year and recommend changes to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of School Trustees. This process begins in August and ends no later than March. While most attendance zone boundaries remain the same, some may be adjusted when an attendance zone is established for a new school or to relieve overcrowded conditions at an existing school.

The roles and responsibilities of the AZAC representative is to represent the trustee district from which they are appointed; however, they must be familiar with and make decisions on the entire district.

AZAC addresses zoning priorities provided by staff, as well as meets timelines set by the district. The AZAC follows relevant district policies, regulations, procedures, and guidelines.

 

 
+ AZAC ATTENDANCE ZONING REGULATIONS
AZAC Bylaws Bylaws of the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission
Policy 5112 School Attendance Zone Assignment Exceptions, Zone Variance, Board-Approved Option, Transfer, and Magnet School Assignment
Policy 7111
Regulation 7111
District Attendance Zoning
District Attendance Zoning
Regulation 7112 School Facility Replacement
Regulation 7124 Converting Elementary Schools To and From
Year-Round Calendars and Flexible Double Sessions
12th-ed_2016 Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual

 

+ PHASED GRADE LEVEL ZONE CHANGES

At the conclusion of the 2007-08 Zoning Season, the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC) requested information as to the potential of phasing approved zone changes by grade level, rather than reassigning all students at once. 

A committee was established to research data in order to propose procedures that would allow implementing phased grade level zone changes and determine the qualifying criteria.  The committee formed was well balanced, consisting of 25 members, and was filled by School Board Trustees and AZAC members, principals from all grade configurations and assigned throughout the District, staff from the Instructional Unit, Demographics/Zoning, SASI/CIS and Transportation departments, and parents/community members.  The committee was presented comparison information regarding phased grade level zone changes on recent attendance boundary recommendations.  Several alternatives were provided for evaluation. 

As a result, the following verbiage was developed, which allows a pilot program at the middle school level and will provide the necessary data to determine if a recommendation should be developed for the Board of School Trustees to consider for inclusion in Regulation 7111.

Phased Grade Level Zone Changes

In an effort to lessen the impact of attendance zone changes on families and educational programs, zoning recommendations forwarded to the Board of School Trustees for approval, may include a recommendation that will allow the grade levels to phase into the newly assigned school.

The implementation of grade level zone changes will occur by moving one grade level per year to the newly assigned school until all grade levels have been assigned.  Phased grade level zone changes may be considered when the following criteria have been met:

The zone change is between existing schools.

Under utilization of the receiving school will be corrected by the zone change.

Over utilization of the sending school is anticipated within three years. The anticipated over utilization is verified through a demographic analysis.

Once the above criteria have been met, the cost of phased grade level zone changes will be considered in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Transportation

Staffing

Space Requirements

Once a phased grade level zone change has been implemented:

An option for older siblings to attend the receiving school will be provided, with transportation.  For example, at the middle school level, in the first year of implementation, students who will attend 7th and 8th grade in the upcoming school year may accompany their 6th grade sibling to the receiving school.  In the second year of implementation, students who will attend 8th grade in the upcoming school year may accompany their 6th and 7th grade siblings to the receiving school.  In the third and final year of implementation, all students will have been phased into the receiving school.

Future annual assessments of the area demographics, enrollment trends, and school seating deficits will be conducted and may result in canceling the phasing by implementing the entire zone change at once.

 
+ HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF AZAC

In November 1966 the Clark County School District Board of Trustees set the guidelines for controlled school zoning:

  • Provide a framework for administrative, business,and instructional programs to originate.

  • Permit balancing of enrollments and management of human and financial resources.

June 14, 1994, the Board of School Trustees established the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC).

May 23, 1995, the Board of School Trustees reconfirmed the continued use of controlled zoning, incorporating corridors and noncontiguous zoning as applicable

 


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AZAC (Attendance Zone Advisory Commission)
1180 Military Tribute Place
Henderson, NV 89074
phone: 702-799-0239 (AZAC Hotline)
Email:
AZAC@interact.ccsd.net
 
 
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