DOJ Questions & Answers

The following are a list of questions from a letter dated June 2, 2014 from the United States Department of Justice to Prince William County Schools.

1) Documentation sufficient to show the specifications and amenities of the District’s planned 12th High School, including but not limited to the new high school’s cost and all features other than ordinary classrooms (e.g., athletic facilities, computer labs, swimming pools, specialty labs/workshops, etc.);

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2) A description of the District’s process for developing its proposed boundary plan, and specifically the process for establishing its initial proposed boundary for the 12th High School and related modifications to attendance boundaries for existing high schools (i.e., Administrative Recommendation vl.O);

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3) A description of all factors considered during the process referenced in (2) above, including the weight accorded to each factor;

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4) A description of all changes to the Administrative Recommendations since the first iteration (vl.O) was released, the date each change was made, the reason for the change, the demographic impact of the change, whether the change was made in response to feedback from District officials, employees, the public (including but not limited to community members, students, and parents/guardians) or others, and if applicable, the specific feedback prompting such change;

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5) A description ofthe role(s) the 12th High School and the proposed boundary plan play, if any, in remedying challenges facing the District and/or facilitating the District’s achievement of its identified goals;

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6) A list of all District officials, third-party consultants, or advisors engaged by the District in the processes referenced in (2) and (4) above, including each individual’s name, organization/affiliation, race, title or position, and the role he/she played in the process;

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7) The minutes of all District meetings related to the proposed boundary plan;

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8) All documents reflecting public input received regarding the proposed boundary plan, including but not limited to copies of any written comments or concerns;

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9) A description of the projected enrollment (Total Students) and demographics (LEP, Econ. Disadvantaged, Minority) of Freedom High School under Administrative Recommendation v 1.2;

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10) A copy of any documents, maps, or other materials reflecting the residential demographics of students and/or residents in the District used by the District in the process of developing the proposed boundary plan;

11) A copy of the current and proposed school bus routes for all high schools affected by proposed Administrative Recommendation v 1.2, including the bus routes for Freedom High School;

12) Consistent with the proposed school bus routes, the longest potential/estimated . transportation time for Osbourn Park High School students living in the southeast portion of the proposed Osbourn Park attendance boundary (including the noncontiguous portion of that attendance boundary) and 12th High School students living in the far northeast portion of the proposed 12th High School attendance boundary;

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13) A description of the current middle school feeder patterns, including the demographics (LEP, Econ. Disadvantaged, Minority) of each middle school;

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14) A description of the proposed middle school feeder pattern under Administrative Recommendation v1.2;

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15) Current middle and high school attendance boundaries in ESRl Shape file ( .shp) format;

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16) Proposed middle and high school attendance boundaries under Administrative Recommendation v1.2 in ESRl Shapefile (.shp) format; and

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17) A description of the District’s plan for serving English Language Learner students and students with disabilities zoned to attend the planned 12th High School.

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