Alvin ISD School Board Approves Boundary Changes
At the February 11, 2020 meeting, the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees approved the recommended changes to secondary and elementary boundary attendance zones as presented by the Alvin ISD School Boundary Advisory Committee.
According to the SBAC presentation, the purpose of boundary revisions is to optimize school facility usage and to accommodate growth patterns throughout the district.
Due to continued growth, the District felt it was the appropriate time for Alvin ISD and the SBAC to study several attendance zones and consider balancing student enrollment, based on programming and facility capacity.
“We are fortunate to have 31 wonderful schools, so wherever a child is zoned to attend, he or she will be greeted with engaging learning experiences, highly qualified teachers, and exceptional learning facilities,” said Carol Nelson, Alvin ISD Superintendent.
An initial meeting in November to gather input on preliminary attendance zone plans included district staff, parents, and community members. In four community meetings held in November and December, the district presented several attendance zone options. Community members, parents, and Alvin ISD employees attended these meetings, and the district used their input and online feedback to create attendance zone options for consideration.
The SBAC presented a recommended zoning plan at the January 2020 Board meeting.
“After thoughtful consideration of all feedback, we presented the Board with an attendance zone option that balances the needs of the district and the community, while accounting for future growth, programming changes, and facility capacities,” SBAC member Gabe Garza stated.
Click here for additional information regarding the boundary changes and to see the approved boundaries.
Families with children living in rezoned areas will receive a letter next week to explain the specific changes and options for their children.
The district is holding an informational meeting for the affected families in the Pomona Elementary Cafeteria on February 18, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.