After taking action in their previous meeting to bring a recommendation to close one elementary school to the NUSD Board of Trustees, NUSD’s 7-11 Committee narrowed their focus to three schools: Lu Sutton Elementary, Lynwood Elementary, and Rancho Elementary.
In December, the Board of Trustees of the Novato Unified School District established an 7-11 Committee advisory committee, to make recommendations around small school closures/restructuring and possible uses for the property if any schools are closed.
The 7-11 Committee has met four times since February and has reviewed district and school data including.
After much discussion at all four meetings, the Committee gave direction to NUSD and King Consulting to provide more information on these three schools including boundary considerations, school site budgets and student assessment data going back at least two years.
The Committee is supported by King Consulting, which provides NUSD and the Committee with relevant information of several reports including community demographics, student generation study, land use and development, spatial analysis, enrollment projections, resident projections, facility capacity analysis, and review of the district-owned properties.
All meetings are open to the public and can be watched remotely on Novato Community Television (NCTV), Comcast Channel 30 or via NCTV’s YouTube Channel online. The webinar zoom link is posted the Friday before a meeting. Future meetings are scheduled for:
- April 21, 2021 – Fifth meeting of the 7-11 District Advisory Committee (formerly April 14, 2021)
- April 28, 2021 – Sixth meeting of the 7-11 District Advisory Committee
- May 5, 2021 – Final (Optional) meeting of the 7-11 District Advisory Committee
- May 25, 2021 – Report presented to the Board of Education at Special Board Meeting