Board Approves Boundary Changes For 17-18
New attendance boundaries for the 2017-2018 school year were approved by the Allen ISD Board of Trustees on January 9.
The new map creates an attendance zone for the district’s elementary school #18, which opens in August 2017. The changes also show minor adjustments to several school zones in the northwest quadrant of the district to accommodate current and projected growth in the area. No boundary changes were made south of McDermott or east of Central Expressway.
The process began in September and included public meetings and several presentations before a final map was approved. In presenting the final plan, Assistant Superintendent Robin Bullock cited the parameters below that guided the process:
· AISD will continue to use the feeder school philosophy by designating specific elementary campuses to assigned middle schools.
· AISD staff will use the most recent enrollment projection data from the annual demographic report.
· The boundary change should optimize school facility usage to accommodate growth patterns throughout the District.
· A campus capacity should not include portable classroom space that is considered temporary.
· Programs for special population groups should be considered in relation to capacity issues.
· Fiscal impact on staffing, transportation and building capacity must be considered.
· AISD believes demographic diversity enriches our community and the district should embrace this philosophy in its analysis of feeder school scenarios.
· Safety of AISD students must be considered.
Students at the new elementary school will attend Curtis Middle School, the same school that students would have attended from their previous elementary schools.
The maps linked below show the new elementary and middle school boundaries. Two other maps show the same boundaries with more detailed explanations of the changes. All of the boundary changes will take effect in August 2017.