Meetings’ focus: Proposed school boundary changes
In a series of meetings this month, the public is invited to respond to proposed Clear Creek ISD school boundary changes that would affect more than 1,600 students through a plan that aims to address campus crowding and accommodate the planned August opening of a new elementary.
The meetings’ host, the district’s Boundary Advisory Committee, will use residents’ feedback in considering any adjustments to its recommendations, which would affect various attendance zones at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels. The committee’s final recommendations will be presented to the Clear Creek school board on Feb. 25 for consideration to adopt for the 2019-20 school year, according to a district press release.
“The committee has worked tirelessly on creating a proposal that impacts the least amount of students, addresses overcrowding in many schools, develops attendance zone for the new Florence Campbell Elementary, and improves cohesive (prekindergarten through grade 12) feeder patterns where practicable,” committee chairwoman Sara Holder said in the release. “The next step of our process is to receive public input on our recommendations.”
No determination has been made if accommodations will be recommended to grandfather any students slated to be moved to a new campus so they could continue attending their current schools.
The first of the 6:30 p.m. meetings will be Jan. 15 at Clear Lake High School, 2929 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, and the last will be Jan. 29 at Clear Falls High School, 4380 Village Way, League City. The Jan. 29 meeting and one on Jan. 17 at Clear Springs High School, 501 Palomino Lane, League City, will be accessible via livestream at www.ccisd.net.
The public may also provide written feedback before that date via a form available at https://bit.ly/2SLmg0X.
The preliminary recommendations, which are available with maps at https://bit.ly/2AFr2pI, include the following:
North Pointe and Ward elementaries
The committee recommends moving 185 students from North Pointe Elementary School to Ward Elementary School, a shift that would involve homes west of Interstate 45 that are now zoned to North Pointe.
Brookwood and Robinson elementaries
This recommendation involves moving 30 students zoned for Brookwood Elementary School to Robinson Elementary School to provides for a continuous attendance zone along NASA Road 1 to Taylor Lake Village.
Landolt and Greene elementaries
The committee recommends moving 64 students from Landolt Elementary School to Greene Elementary School, affecting two apartment complexes along FM 528.
Hyde and Mossman elementaries
Due to crowding and projected growth in the far southwest side of the district, the committee recommends moving 237 students from Mossman Elementary School to Hyde Elementary School. This recommendation would move all students from the Lakes of Southshore neighborhoods from Mossman to Hyde.
Goforth, Parr and League City elementaries
In what would be a delayed boundary change for the 2020-21 school year, the committee recommends extending the League City Elementary School attendance zone from Texas Avenue to FM 270 and from Texas 3 to Interstate 45 north of West Main Street. The change would move 51 students from Goforth Elementary School and 61 from Parr Elementary School to League City Elementary. The change would be delayed because of construction of a new League City Elementary.
Hall and Campbell elementaries
With the planned opening of the new Florence Campbell Elementary School set for August, the committee is recommending that the new school’s attendance zone be south of FM 518 and south of West League City Parkway. The zone would cover the southernmost portion of the district in areas planned for development and is also intended to reduce crowding at Hall Elementary School.
Gilmore and Hall elementaries
Under this recommendation, Rustic Oaks along Bay Area Boulevard would be shifted from the Gilmore Elementary School attendance zone west to the zone for Hall Elementary.
Bauerschlag and Gilmore elementaries
The Landing subdivision is proposed to be zoned to Gilmore Elementary School instead of being split between Gilmore and Bauerschlag elementary schools.. A small portion of Brittany Lakes south of League City Parkway west of Landing Boulevard will move to Gilmore under the proposal.
Space Center and Clear Lake intermediates
The committee recommends moving 205 students from Space Center Intermediate School to Clear Lake Intermediate School. This move aims to set a feeder pattern in which all of Clear Lake City Elementary School students would be in line to attend Clear Lake Intermediate and the same pre-K-12 schools, according to the press release.
Seabrook and Space Center intermediates
This recommendation ensures all students who attend Robinson Elementary School will go on to attend Space Center Intermediate School instead of being split between Seabrook and Space Center intermediate schools. The change would affect 148 Seabrook students.
League City, Bayside and Clear Creek intermediates
The committee recommends moving 215 students from League City Intermediate School and 157 students from Bayside Intermediate School to Clear Creek Intermediate School. This recommended change will result in all of Hyde Elementary School students continuing on to Clear Creek Intermediate.
Clear Springs, Clear Brook high schools
The committee recommends extending the Clear Brook High School boundary to FM 528, as well as bringing in Emerson Park Apartment Homes and the Reserve at Autumn Creek Apartments. This move of 243 students will reduce crowding at Clear Springs High School. Under this scenario, students who attend Greene Elementary School would all be zoned to continue to Clear Brook High School.
Clear Falls, Clear Lake high schools
To address crowding at Clear Falls High School, the committee recommends bringing the subdivisions along Kirby Road into the zone for Clear Lake High School. This change results in a feeder pattern of Robinson Elementary students continuing to Space Center Intermediate and then to Clear Lake High School.
Clear Falls, Clear Creek high schools
The proposal is to rezone students from the Coronado Apartment, now zoned for Clear Falls High School, to Clear Creek High School.