Boundary Committee Recommends Todd Academy Transition to TK-6 Elementary

Boundary Committee recommends Todd Academy to Transition to TK-6 Elementary to address increased enrollment, future growth, and capacity issues. 
After in-depth review and considerations, the Committee reached a recommendation to shift intermediate students (7th & 8th grade) to El Cerrito Middle School beginning the 2022-23 school year. 

In October 2021, a boundary committee consisting of parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators began the process of analyzing how to address the increase in enrollment, future growth, and capacity issues at Todd Academy.

After in-depth review and considerations, the Committee reached a recommendation to shift intermediate students (7th & 8th grade) to El Cerrito Middle School beginning the 2022-23 school year. 

The committee determined this recommended change of returning Todd to a TK-6 program will stabilize the educational programs at Todd Academy and allow more room for expected growth, thereby allowing students to attend their home school. The Committee noted the change would free up nine additional classrooms, more space for students within school buildings, playgrounds, and field areas.

This recommended change will also provide our intermediate students with a more comprehensive school experience, affording students additional educational offerings and resources, such as Career Technical Education (CTE), performing arts, visual arts, technology, and social emotional learning supports.

This recommendation will go to the Board of Education for a discussion and action at the December 14, 2021 School Board meeting. 

Should this recommendation be adopted by the Board of Education, busing options to El Cerrito Middle School will be available to all 7th and 8th grade students in Todd Academy’s current boundaries. Please note, parents are also provided other intermediate school options (without busing) through the transfer process, December 1 - January 15th.

Should families have any questions, please feel free to contact Todd Academy, El Cerrito, or the District’s Student Services Department at 951-736-5111. 

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