TIMS Boundary Shape File Request by NCES
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has sent requests to many school districts across North Carolina requesting school boundary information in the form of shapefiles or will allow the district to draw their own school boundaries using their special tools. Providing shapefiles of your school boundary lines will allow NCES to provide a publically accessible mapping system to provide information on the district, state and national levels to inform policy decisions regarding funding and other disaster relief programs.
If your district chooses to participate in this program, there are several items to consider. If your district has a GIS referenced map, the boundary files may be converted into shapefiles, which is the preferred format NCES would like to receive your maps.
TIMS project leaders have the capability of converting your boundary files into shapefiles, but in order to do so, we will require the school boundary descriptions be in a format that can be easily identified and tracked for future updates.
Click here for information about the NCES request and boundary preparation
Click here for a powerpoint describing the process for uploading your boundary shape files