BVSD’s open enrollment period for each school year starts in the fall of the prior school year. The open enrollment period for the 2024-25 school year runs from November 1, 2023 through January 9th, 2024.
BVSD has invested in fostering linguistic diversity through robust dual-language programs that empower students to master multiple languages in their existing learning environments. One example of the program's success is the Aguirre Garcia family of Lafayette, Colorado whose native language is Spanish.
After working hard all summer in preparation, the BVSD School Food Project is thrilled by the increased participation in both breakfast and lunch by students so far this school year. Overall, BVSD has seen a 42% increase in lunch participation across the district, and a 79% increase in breakfast participation. Some schools are serving over ten times as many breakfasts per day as last year.
Aligning with a trend for school districts across the nation, the Boulder Valley School District has been in declining enrollment since 2018 and anticipates a gradual decline in enrollment in future years. This drop follows a declining overall birth rate and a growing tendency for families to delay having children. In BVSD, the high cost of housing coupled with limited housing stock inhibits the ability of families with young children to live in our district. COVID-related enrollment loss accelerated the anticipated decline dramatically.
While, Boulder Valley School District Policy KI-R - Visitor Management Procedures requires all employees to wear their IDs at all times and for visitors to be clearly identified, students have traditionally been encouraged, but not required, to visibly wear their ID badges. This year, Boulder High School decided to go a step further.