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Grade-School Boundary Forum at Fabyan Elementary School
The Geneva District 304 Board of Education has announced a plan for reorganizing elementary school boundaries to better balance the enrollment numbers at four of the six Geneva grade schools.
A maximum of about 135 students would be affected by boundary changes proposed by a task force comprised of Mutchler and School Board members Matt Henry and Mary Stith.
The School Board presented a map showing the present boundaries and possible changes. A screen shot of that map is attached to this event, and shows various neighborhoods identified by number and letter.
Those numbers and boundary proposals could change as a result of four public forums slated in February at each of the four elementary schools. All four forums are set for 7 p.m. on the following dates and at these locations:
- Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Fabyan Elementary School
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Western Avenue School
- Thursday, Feb. 14, at Mill Creek Elementary School
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Williamsburg Elementary School
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More About Fabyan Elementary School
Geneva's newest school opened in August 2009, with anticipation and enthusiasm, Principal Darcy Thompson said in her letter to parents and the community.
The school has 353 students and hosts districtwide and Mid Valley special education classes that bring the total number of students to about 380.
Fabyan Elementary is a modern facility, with spacious classrooms, art, music, cafeteria/stage, gymnasium and computer labs. The building is shaped like an "E," with three wings that branch from the main corridor. Kindergarten, first and second grades each have a wing on the first floor, and third through fifth grades each have a wing on the second floor.
Students from Western Avenue Mill Creek and Heartland Elementary School came together to form Fabyan in 2009-10. An active PTO and staff made the first year of the school a special experience.
"We have been refered to as the fun school," Thompson said. "I guess the word is out. At any elementary school, there's a sense of welcoming. And the climate I want to establish and we have established is one of caring, nurturing and genuineness—that we are fun. I think when students feel comfortable and cared for, they feel a chance to be risk-takers and problem-solvers."