Conroe ISD To Present Zoning Scenarios to Relieve Crowding at Ride Elementary
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Conroe ISD has begun the process of reviewing attendance boundaries in The Woodlands and College Park High Schools’ feeder zones in order to relieve crowding at Ride Elementary.
Conroe ISD’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) is responsible for creating and proposing possible zoning scenarios to the community for feedback. ABC is comprised of central administration, campus principals from the schools most likely to be impacted by any changes, and parent representatives selected by those campus principals. These scenarios are then refined based on that feedback and recommended as a zoning plan to the Board of Trustees. At this stage of the process, the committee has created 3 possible zoning scenarios, Scenarios A, B, and C, based on several factors.
The Woodlands & College Park High Schools Rezoning Scenarios
Many considerations are given during the process, including:
- capacity of campuses;
- community input;
- demographic factors;
- feeder pattern and school history;
- geographical proximity;
- location of existing neighborhoods and communities;
- locations of natural or other boundaries such as major thoroughfares, freeways, railroad tracks, bodies of water, etc.;
- minimizing the impact on families;
- number of times the area has been recently rezoned or likely be rezoned in the future;
- possible location of future schools;
- projected future enrollment for campuses; and,
- transportation patterns and considerations such as walking, busing, etc.
There are three presentations to the community during the process: the Community Zoning Process presentation, the Community Feedback Come-and-Go Event, and finally the Community Presentation.
Community Zoning Process
The first ABC presentation, the Community Zoning Process, explained the process and the objectives of the process. The Community Zoning Process presentations were held December 11 & 12, 2019. The presentation is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/PresentationRezoningDec10RezoningtheWoodlandsDec11ver3.pdf.
Community Feedback Come-and-Go Event
The second presentation, the Community Feedback Come-and-Go Event, will present Scenarios A, B, and C for comment and feedback. The same presentation is available at three different times.
- January 22 at Knox Junior High from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- January 24 at McCullough Junior High from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
- January 27 at The Woodlands High School 9th Grade Campus from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The third presentation, the Community Presentation, will show the final recommendation of the committee. The same presentation will be available at all meetings.
- February 12 at Knox Junior High at 7:00 p.m.
- February 13 at McCullough Junior High at 12:00 p.m.
- February 13 at The Woodlands High School 9th Grade Campus at 7:00 p.m.
The public may also provide feedback online regarding rezoning The Woodlands & College Park Feeder Elementary Schools at https://www.conroeisd.net/attendance-boundary-process-the-woodlands-twcp-elementaries/.
The following goals are used as a guide during the district’s zoning process:
- To provide for the education and welfare of all students.
- To draw attendance boundaries which support the efficient and effective use of school facilities and resources, while maintaining fiscal responsibility to the public.
- To plan and allow for future growth through zoning of the existing and new campuses.
- To reduce the enrollment at overcrowded campuses.
- To communicate information about possible zoning changes to families that may be impacted and to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback through community meetings, the district website, and in writing.
- To establish an ABC that will develop proposed attendance boundary scenarios, will present the scenarios for input at community meetings, and will develop a recommended zoning plan for the Board of Trustees.
Conroe ISD continues to be one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas. In a school district growing as rapidly as Conroe ISD, it periodically becomes necessary to redraw the attendance boundaries of schools. The two most frequent reasons for revisiting the boundaries of campuses are to accommodate the opening of new schools to meet the demands of the growing population, and to accommodate shifts/growth in populations that occur over time. These scenarios are then refined based on that feedback and recommended as a zoning plan to the Board of Trustees.
Source: Conroe ISD