Allen ISD is proposing changes to school boundaries for the 2017-2018 school year to accommodate the new Elementary School #18 in northwest Allen ISD, located off of Chelsea Drive. The process began in August 2016 and will conclude no later than January 2017 when the Board of Trustees is scheduled to make a final decision. The presentation and proposed boundary changes are linked below.
As part of the process, two public meetings are scheduled to be held at the Allen ISD Service Center on November 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. Proposed changes to attendance boundaries will be presented at these two meetings followed by the opportunity for public questions and comments. Following the meetings, public comments from the meetings and online comments will be shared with the Board of Trustees on November 28. The Board is expected to make a decision no later than January 2017.
Rezoning Presentation & Final Boundary Maps
Questions & Answers About the Proposals
No. Only the Board of Trustees can make this decision. The school administration will make a recommendation to the Board based on the parameters set by the Board and the community input received at public hearings. The process will include two public meetings that will be held on November 3 and 10. A recommendation will be made to the Board on December 12 and the Board is expected to make a decision on December 12 or January 23.
Student enrollment growth in northwest Allen led to the decision to build an additional elementary school. The project was approved by voters in the November 2015 Allen ISD bond election. The school, which will be located near the intersection of Chelsea Drive and Ridgeview Drive, will open in August 2017. Attendance boundary zones for elementary schools in northwest Allen are being redrawn to accommodate the new school. Boundaries in some areas are also being adjusted in anticipation of future growth such as new housing and apartments that have not yet been built.
A majority of students affected by the boundary proposal attend Lindsey Elementary School and Cheatham Elementary School. These students would comprise the new Elementary School #18. There are some minor changes to boundaries at Evans, Kerr, Green and Boon Elementary Schools but most of the areas currently have no students living in them at this time. There are no changes to school boundaries south of Main Street or east of Central Expressway.
Yes - the school district staff works with city planners and demographers to calculate how many homes and apartments will be built in new development areas and approximately how many children per home/apartment will come from those developments and apartment complexes. These projections are updated as the city master plan and zoning changes.
There are no plans for additional academic middle school in Allen ISD. The district is approaching "build-out" and with the addition of Elementary School #18 in the fall of 2017, the capacity of the three existing middle school campuses will be sufficient to handle the number of students enrolled in the district.
What are the capacities of Allen's three middle schools?
The capacities are:
· Ereckson Middle School: 1,400
· Curtis Middle School: 1,400
· Ford Middle School: 1,000
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