Board weighs boundary change options due to opening of Rowe MS

November 11, 2019

Nov. 11, 2019—The CFISD Board of Trustees discussed the establishment of attendance boundaries for Rowe Middle School (No. 19) and rezoning modifications of multiple campus attendance boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year during its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 11.

CFISD administrators presented a plan developed by a boundary committee that met from September-November in order to accommodate the opening of Rowe Middle School while providing enrollment relief, aligning feeder schools and increasing campus utilization.

The committee considered several factors when determining new boundaries:

  • campus feeder systems;
  • community/neighborhoods;
  • enrollment projections;
  • geographical proximity of students to schools;
  • input from community;
  • location of thoroughfares, creeks, easements and other structures;
  • minimization of changes; and
  • school capacities.

Administrators recommended a boundary plan that will provide enrollment relief for Thornton, Hopper and Anthony middle schools and Hemmenway and Wilson elementary schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Other impacted campuses are Kahla Middle School, Cypress Park and Cypress Springs high schools and Walker and Tipps elementary schools.

Parents are encouraged to submit feedback via the boundary page of the district website beginning Nov. 12. The administration will review community input as well as input from the Board of Trustees during the work session scheduled for Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Instructional Support Center (10300 Jones Road). The Board will make its final decision regarding attendance boundaries during the Dec. 16 regular meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Instructional Support Center. The approved boundary recommendation will be posted to the CFISD website on Dec. 17.

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