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Proposed Territory Transfer Information

**INFORMATION ON THE PUBLIC HEARING BELOW**
 
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
 
The Atwell residential development in the Beaumont Unified School District (Beaumont USD) has the potential to bring many new families to our schools and community.
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However, the Banning City Council adopted a resolution to propose a transfer of this territory to the Banning Unified School District. This would move those new families to Banning schools and community. The Atwell residential development is in a territory that has belonged to the Beaumont Unified School District since 1942.
 
If the Riverside County Committee on School District Organization (SDO) votes "YES" to the territory transfer, this means students and families in the Atwell development will need to attend school in the Banning Unified School District. 
 
HOW DOES THE TERRITORY TRANSFER WORK?
 
At an upcoming hearing, the SDO will hear from both school districts, who will provide evidence on why the territory transfer should be approved or not approved. 
 
Committee members will consider the presented evidence in light of a School Services of California Reorganization Feasibility Study.
REASONS FOR THE SDO TO VOTE 'NO'
 
The School Services of California Reorganization Feasibility Study found that the Banning Unified School District DID NOT meet three (3) out of the nine (9) statutory criteria for a territory transfer.
 
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The territory transfer would:
  • Negatively impact the educational performance of students living in the Atwell development.
  • Increase school facilities costs. 
  • Create a substantial negative impact on the fiscal status of Beaumont USD.
 
1. Beaumont USD provides rich and robust educational services that excel student growth. 
 
2. Beaumont USD is ready to accommodate student growth with plans for new facilities and renovations. 
 
3. Beaumont USD best prepares students to be ready for college and careers as future citizens of the overall community. 
 
MY FAMILY LIVES IN THE ATWELL DEVELOPMENT AND THIS IMPACTS MY FAMILY. HOW DO I HAVE MY VOICE HEARD?
 
Here is What You Can Do:
 
1. SUBMIT A LETTER
 
Voice your concerns by emailing each School District Organization committee member at the following email addresses: 
 
Robert Schwandt [email protected]
Tom Hunt [email protected]
Nathan A. Miller [email protected]
Karen Bradford [email protected]
Paul Diffley [email protected]
Deborah Rex [email protected]
Adonis Galarza [email protected]
Wendy Jonathan [email protected]
Ron Duncan [email protected]
Cleveland CJ Johnson [email protected]
Mary Helen Ybarra [email protected]
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
The Riverside County Committee on School District Organization (SDO) will be holding a public hearing online tomorrow, Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 9 a.m. 
 
** Please submit your public comment to [email protected] by 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2022. **
 
3. ATTEND THE PUBLIC MEETING ONLINE