The Lee’s Summit Board of Education approved new elementary attendance boundaries last week. The new boundaries will be in effect for the 2009-10 school year.

For some southern Blue Springs students attending Mason Elementary this year, change is in the future.

The Lee’s Summit Board of Education approved new elementary attendance boundaries last week. The new boundaries will be in effect for the 2009-10 school year.

Mason Elementary is in Lake Lotawana. The attendance boundaries run north of Colbern Road into southern Blue Springs.

In addition to Mason, Highland Park, Hawthorn Hill, Greenwood, Summit Pointe, Trailridge and Woodland elementary schools are affected. Underwood and Hazel Grove elementary schools, which students in Lakewood and south Blue Springs would attend, are not affected by the boundary changes.

Under the “green option” boundary map, students currently in the south portion of the Mason attendance area, which includes Legacy Woods and the Wildflower subdivisions, will move to Highland Park. District officials said the move will help deal with overcrowding issues at the Lake Lotawana school.

Other changes in the plan include:

Students south of Hook, west of Wars and north of Missouri 150, including the Pryor Meadows subdivision, will be sent to Summit Pointe Elementary instead of Hawthorn Hill. The Arborwalk area will be sent to Trailridge Elementary. The Princeton Heights and Oak Hill subdivisions as well as areas south on Ranson Road will move from Woodland Elementary to Elementary No. 18. The area south of M-150 and west of Doc Henry Road to Missouri 291, which includes Saddlebrook and Belmont Farms, will be assigned to Trailridge Elementary. The area south of M-150 and west of 16th Avenue  South, which includes Cheyenne Estates and Sunrise Estates, Makayla Lane, 20th Street and 20th Terrace will go to Woodland Elementary. An area north of M-150, west of Ranson Road and south of the railroad tracks will go to Woodland Elementary. Woodland and Highland Park elementary schools will now be split between two secondary feeder schools. Highland Park will be split between Bernard Campbell and Pleasant Lea middle schools while Woodland will be split between Pleasant Lea and Summit Lakes middle schools.


To view the modified 2009-10 elementary boundary and a description of the boundaries, please visit the Lee’s Summit School District Web site at www.leesummit.k12.mo.us and select “2009 Boundary Decision.”