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Title:  School Attendance Boundary Survey (SABS) File Documentation: 2015-2016
Description: The School Attendance Boundaries Survey (SABS) was an experimental survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) with assistance from the U.S. Census Bureau to collect school attendance boundaries for regular schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Attendance boundaries, sometimes known as school catchment areas, define the geographic extent served by a local school for the purpose of student assignments. School district administrators create attendance areas to help organize and plan district-wide services, and districts may adjust individual school boundaries to help balance the physical capacity of local schools with changes in the local school-age population. This document summarizes the final cycle of the experimental boundary collection. The 2015-16 SABS collection was intended to update boundaries collected during the 2013-2014 cycle and to supplement boundaries from additional districts not included in the previous collection.
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Cover Date: May 2018
Web Release: May 1, 2018
Publication #: NCES 2018099
Center/Program: NCES
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Type of Product: User's Manual/Data File Documentation
Survey/Program Areas: Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this User's Manual/Data File Documentation, please contact:
Douglas Geverdt.