2016 Enrollment & Building Utilization Committee
The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education commissioned two studies in December 2015 for Plante Moran CRESA to conduct an enrollment projection and a building utilization study.
The result of those studies led to the formation of a 45-member Enrollment & Building Utilization Committee, which began its meetings on April 18, 2016.
The following are items of interest, for the community to keep updated on this process.
A huge THANK YOU to the 40-plus people who dedicated countless hours of work on this committee.
NEW BOUNDARY MAPS for current Cass and Garfield
CASS TO BUCHANAN: Facilities - Boundary map for Cass.pdf
CASS TO HOOVER: (red outline) Facilities - Map Cass (2).pdf
GARFIELD TO RANDOLPH AND KENNEDY: Facilities - Map Garfield.pdf
Board to Vote on Consideration #2
on Monday, December 19, 2016
The motion before the Board of Education will be as follows:
Move that the Board of Education of the Livonia Public Schools School District approve the closing of two elementary schools and authorize the superintendent to take all steps necessary to implement this reorganization effective with the 2017-2018 school year. Garfield Elementary School students will attend Randolph and Kennedy; Cass Elementary School general education students will attend Buchanan and Hoover. Cass Center students will attend Randolph and Buchanan Center students will attend Grant.
Update: Board voted 5-2 on the above recommendation.
Community Forums Feedback Summary
The district would like to thank the community members and staff who attended the community forums on November 29 and December 1. Your input from the classroom break-out discussions was recorded on large sheets, then typed in raw format on the following documents.
Feedback on Question 1
Feedback on Question 2
Feedback on Question 3
In response to common questions from the forums, district administration presented responses during the Board of Education's Committee of the Whole meeting on December 5, 2016. Important information relating to Title 1, Transportation, Class Size; District Finances; History of school closings in LPS; Demographic data for LPS and for Cass boundary; School Ratings (Great Schools website rates versus Michigan Department of Education Score Card) and more can be found by viewing the DEC 5 MEETING VIDEO HERE.
The Facilities discussion begins at time marker 1:07 on the video.
Articles, Committee Packets, Videos, FAQ
Article: Board of Education votes to commence studies
(PDF - 193 KB)
Article: Work by 45-member committee begins
(PDF - 180 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
Historical view of Facilities and Enrollment in LPS
Student Attraction / Marketing Report December 2016
PLEASE NOTE: COMMITTEE PACKETS POSTED HERE DO NOT FULLY REPRESENT THE BREADTH OF DISCUSSIONS THAT TOOK PLACE DURING EACH 3-HOUR MEETING. THESE ARE POSTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN SCROLLING THROUGH THE MATERIALS. THANK YOU.
School building floor plans have been omitted from the packets, for security reasons.
Committee Packet for April 18, 2016 Meeting
(PDF - 3.64 MB)
Committee Packet for May 2, 2016 Meeting
(PDF - 1.77 MB)
Committee Packet for May 9, 2016 Meeting
(PDF - 4.13 MB)
Committee Packet for May 16, 2016 Meeting
(PDF - 1.00 KB)
Committee Packet for May 23, 2016 Meeting
(PDF - 2.26 MB)
VIDEO: Update for the Board of Education: May 23, 2016
(starts at 17:50)
Packet for Board of Education May 23, 2016
(PPTX - 3.18 MB)
Committee Packet for May 31, 2016 (
PDF - 1.44 MB)
Committee Packet for June 7, 2016
(PDF - 1.08 MB)
Packet for Board of Education update June 13, 2016
(PDF - 5.43 MB)
VIDEO from Board of Education Committee Meeting June 13, 2016
Committee Packet for September 29, 2016 Meeting
Committee Packet for October 7, 2016 meeting
Committee Packet for October 21, 2016 meeting
Committee Packet for Nov. 3, 2016 meeting
Board Presentation November 21, 2016
Info Packet for Community Forums (Nov. 29 & Dec. 1, 2016)
VIDEO: Board presentation November 21, 2016
VIDEO: Board committee meeting December 13, 2016