As I recently reported, College Station will be opening two new schools in the district in the near future. Greens Prairie Elementary is set to open its doors in August 2011, and College Station High School will open in August 2012. To accomodate the opening of these new campuses, the school district has been hard at work on the daunting task of redrawing attendance zones. Not only do these attendance zones affect the new schools, they affect all College Station I.S.D. campuses – elementary through high school.
The CSISD Board of Trustees has held numerous public forums to discuss the rezoning, get feedback from College Station citizens, and attempt to solve this rezoning issue with as little disruption to the community as possible. After these public forums, the Board continued to meet in an effort to process all of the feedback received. As officially stated on the College Station rezoning website, the main goals of the Board and the CSISD rezoning committee were: to zone schools for a comparable composition of students, to establish feeder patterns for students in 5th-12th grade, and to zone schools for growth. Their resulting recommendations involved the proposal of new elementary and secondary school zones. To view the propsed elementary zones, please click here. To view the proposed secondary school zones, please click here.
Additional details are available on the CSISD rezoning website: Rezoning for the 2011-2012 School Year. For further background on how the committee arrived at each of their recommendations, community members are advised to view the video presentation submitted by the Rezoning Committee to the Board, located here.
The College Station I.S.D. school board will adopt the final attendance zone plans this fall. Elementary, intermediate and middle school plans take effect in the fall of 2011, and the new high school attendance zones will take effect in 2012, once the new College Station High School opens.
If you have any concerns, questions, or if you are unsure of where your property lies in relation to the zones, you may consider attending one of the upcoming public forums. They are as follows:
As always, continue to check back for more expert real estate advice, College Station and Bryan community information, and other news that affects you! If you have any questions about College Station school district zoning and how it affects your currently owned or potential real estate, feel free to contact me any time.
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