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Boundary realignment (MLS)

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MLS membership

Boundary Realignment is an MLS module used by stake clerks to assist the stake presidency when they are proposing to create or discontinue a church unit, and change its name or boundaries. This is done by completing a Ward/Branch Organization Application form or Stake/District Organization Application form (only use the Stake/District form if the proposal is to create or discontinue a stake or district) and marking any proposed boundary changes on a map.

The Church-produced training lesson [1]  provides an overview of how to use the module to review possible options and provide information needed to complete a proposal.

Before using the module, geo codes should be checked and allocated to each household in the units concerned.

Boundary proposals

To reach the screen where you may begin a boundary change proposal, begin at the main screen on the stake version of MLS. On the Membership Records menu, click More. On the Boundary Realignment menu, click Boundary Proposals.

A boundary proposal suggests a way that boundaries for wards might be set within the stake boundaries. More than one proposal can be created so that leaders can study more than one option. Boundary proposals will show how many of several groups of members are assigned to a particular ward. These groups include total members, total families, total high priests, total elders, total Relief Society sisters, total young men, total young women, and total children. These groups for one proposed ward may be compared to the numbers of the same groups of other proposed wards.

The first time you use this option, you will go through steps 2 through 4 below. If you are satisfied with what you see on the screen, click on Close, and the normal Boundary Proposals screen will appear. After the first use, the normal screen will automatically appear when you use this option.  

Add a boundary proposal

  1. Click Add Proposal at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, enter the name you want to give this proposal.
  3. Click the check box next to each current ward that this boundary realignment would affect.
  4. Click Save.

Change an existing boundary proposal

  1. Click on the name of the boundary proposal.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, enter the name you want to give this proposal.
  4. Click the check box next to each current ward that this boundary realignment would affect.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Close.

Duplicate an existing boundary proposal

  • Click Duplicate, and an exact copy of the proposal will appear on the screen. Do this if you want to edit the duplicate proposal to create a slightly different variation.

Delete an existing boundary proposal

  • Click Remove.

Resize columns

  • To resize columns, place the mouse pointer between column headers, click and hold, and then drag the line left or right.

Print

  • To print the boundary proposal list, click Print.

Preview

  • To preview the boundary proposal list on the screen before printing it, click Preview.

Move households to another ward after a boundary realignment

Use this option to move households from your ward to another after a boundary realignment. You can move all households from your ward to another ward in one operation instead of having to move them individually. However, this should be used only after a boundary realignment to assign households that were in your ward to their new ward.

  1. From the Membership Records menu, click More. On the Moves menu, click Boundary Realignment.
  2. In the Ward/Branch field, enter the official unit number and unit name of the ward or branch where you are moving the household records.
  3. In the Stake/District field, enter the official unit number and unit name of the stake or district where you are moving the household records.
  4. Click the check box beside each household record you want to move.
    You can reach households by scrolling through the list or by entering the household name in the Find Household in List field.
  5. When finished selecting each household to move to this new ward or branch, click Close.

The households will be assigned to the new ward the next time you use the Send/Receive Changes option. You may repeat this process for other wards to which you want to reassign records.

See also

This page was last modified on 18 December 2013, at 15:12.

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