Middle school attendance zone priorities come into focus

Middle school attendance zone priorities come into focus
Posted on 02/08/2019

 MSAZ

 

In collecting feedback from more than 3,000 people, the district found the top two priorities for families in a boundary change are:


  • Being zoned to a school in close proximity to their home, and
  • Having an aligned feeder pattern that minimizes the splitting of schools.


With the opening of Danielson Middle School in 2020, LISD utilized a surveying tool, Thought Exchange, to gauge the priorities for parents, students, staff and community members regarding the middle school attendance zones for the 2020–21 school year.


“Our community spoke clearly in what it values when it comes to schools, neighborhoods and homes,” Trustee Trish Bode said. “Thought Exchange was an excellent tool to use and I look forward to staff using that feedback in developing middle school zoning scenarios.”


The Board process for implementing attendance zone adjustments is as follows:


  • District staff develop possible attendance zoning scenarios and present them to the Board of Trustees at consecutive scheduled meetings (Feb. 21 and March 7).
  • Board recommends a scenario to be presented to the community for feedback.
  • Staff presents the recommended scenario to the community at two public feedback meetings.
  • Staff summarizes feedback and presents to the Board for review.
  • Board reviews feedback.
  • The staff makes the necessary adjustments and presents to the Board.
  • Board adopts zoning that will take effect the year the school opens.


For more information about the Leander ISD attendance zone adjustment process, please visit leanderisd.org/msaz/.