WXY to Release Interactive Boundary Tool
The second phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis will focus on engagement with an Interactive Boundary Explorer tool, which will provide MCPS stakeholders a deeper look and better understanding of school boundaries. The tool has been developed by WXY Studios (WXY) as part of its ongoing work with the district to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries by analyzing various data points.
Released in March, an interim report highlighted key aspects of the data analysis in utilization, diversity and proximity. The report also includes boundary benchmarking data from other school districts and a summary of community engagement.
The interactive tool will be shared in two public webinars—on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 22. Both webinars will be held from 7–8:30 p.m. A virtual community meeting will also be held from 7–9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, for WXY and MCPS leadership to receive feedback from the public on the tool. All meetings will be held via Zoom and will require advance registration. Those who cannot attend will be able to watch the recorded webinar after the event is over.
WXY will also hold engagement sessions with school principals and students, as well as smaller group meetings with harder-to-reach communities.