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Miami School Boundary changes

The Miami school district has announced that as a result of unexpected increases in enrollment, that school boundaries for the upcoming year will be redrawn. The school board has hired experts to redraw school boundaries to be submitted for next year. Under this plan, many students will not be able to stay at their present school. Upon hearing this, parents start voicing their objections to the school board about the proposed plan for the following reasons:
a. Quality of education
b. Increased travel time
c. Crossing economic and cultural boundaries
d. Impact on property values
e. Social impacts on children

Can you help me understand who are the stakeholders?

Can you help me understand what negotiation strategy will support the school board's need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders?

Can you explain how ethics and culture impact your decision?

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The following will assist you.

The stakeholders are many:

1) The students - they have to attend the new schools
2) The parents - they might not want their children to attend a new school
3) The taxpayers = will their taxes increase due to the redrawing?
4) The school district as a whole - will taxes go up because more buses will be needed to transport the students and with gas prices high, what will the effect be on the residents?
5) The politicians. Is the school board an elected board? This could cause many not to be selected.

Redrawing of school district lines is becoming the norm nationwide. Why? School boards do not have funds to build new schools and when current schools get overcrowded, it is cheaper for the school ...

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The Miami school district has announced that as a result of unexpected increases in enrollment, that school boundaries for the upcoming year will be redrawn. The school board has hired experts to redraw school boundaries to be submitted for next year. Under this plan, many students will not be able to stay at their present school. Upon hearing this, parents start voicing their objections to the school board about the proposed plan for the following reasons:
a. Quality of education
b. Increased travel time
c. Crossing economic and cultural boundaries
d. Impact on property values
e. Social impacts on children

Can you help me understand who are the stakeholders?

Can you help me understand what negotiation strategy will support the school board's need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders?

Can you explain how ethics and culture impact your decision?

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