Recommendation on school zones expected in February

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Next meeting set Dec. 16

School board approval of Alvin ISD zone changes is expected in February, according to a timeline laid out by the district.

AISD this fall began a months long process to create attendance boundaries using both an appointed committee and public feedback.

Four new schools set to open in 2021 and 2022. Elementary No. 21 is slated to open in summer 2022, while an EC Mason replacement campus is set to open in summer 2021.

Junior High No. 8 will open in summer 2021, and high school No. 4 is set to open in summer 2022.

At an initial meeting last month, Superintendent Carol Nelson charged the advisory committee with finding zoning recommendations that will maximize seats at all grade levels, help the district be fiscally responsible and consider options “that will not require us to go out for another bond election so quickly.”

Alvin ISD currently serves more than 27,000 students in elementary through high school. Much of the planning and recommendations is based on relieving overcrowding. By the 2021-22 school year, Savannah Lakes Elementary will be more than 105 percent over its 800-student capacity, and Mason and Jeter will be right at 105 percent capacity, according to forecasts. By the 2021-22 school year, it is predicted that Harby, Manvel, McNair, Rodeo Palms and Ryan junior highs will be over capacity.

The next meeting of the advisory committee will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Manvel Junior High cafeteria.

Committee findings will be presented to the school board at its Jan. 14 meeting, along with recommendations. Final recommendations will be presented for school board approval on Feb. 11, 2020.

In addition to providing feedback at meetings, the public can give comments at a link on the district’s website: www.alvinisd.net/sbac.

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