Frisco attendance zones were approved by the trustees

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A number of Wakeland High families are against the new attendance boundaries that the FRISCO — School trustees approved, Monday night. Trustees uttered that concerns the resolution would separate neighborhoods made the 4-2 vote hard however that unusual growth in Frisco makes successive zoning changes necessary. Trustees Debbie Gillespie and Chris Todd are against the map .Board President Anne McCausland was not present in the conference because of a family outing.

To get ready for the August inauguration of Reedy High, the district needed to adjust zones. With freshmen and sophomores, Reedy will launch, some of whom are currently Wakeland and Frisco High students.

The approved version included a one-time choice for some families in the Trails and Meadow Creek neighborhoods to be transferred in Reedy for a year only. Over 30 maps were contemplated. Some children including siblings shall be transferred back to Wake land, in 2016. Trustees approved permitting 19 families currently residing in the Wakeland community to retain their children at the school because in three or more years, they would be affected by the adjustment.

After the election, dozens of Wakeland families who attended the conference shouted at the trustees. A Wakeland mother informed the board that 10 years ago, Frisco stopped being a small town, so small school choices does not work anymore. She also mentioned ‘’ I’d like to know when convenience outweighed the best interest of children at FISD,” the alleged short term assignment to Reedy, only saddened the community,it sends one message — that’s a message of division.”

A father residing in the Trails named Steve Manson advised his neighbors to recall the results of the vote when the next election approaches. He also said, “We value a community over a building, numbers and the whole 4A/6A discussion,” pertaining to enrollment cutoffs for UIL competitions in sports and fine arts.

Trustees took issue with objections that they didn’t review the community interests. They cited out choices in many public conferences and one on one conversation. The board is aware that children are not placeholders, said John Classe, one of the Trustees. Resolutions were made with their best interests in mind, he added. The Trustees mentioned, basically, no proposal will satisfy everyone.

Trustee Bryan Dodson mentioned, “We have to come up with some option, we can’t just vote no” The agreed changes include permitting  inhabitants of Park Place Estates and Village Creek the choice of attending Reedy next year. However the trustees uttered, next year, they will have to check that because enrollment may mean those students will need to be transferred back to Frisco High.

Beginning with next year’s freshmen and sophomores, Little Elm families zoned to Wakeland will be zoned to Lone Star.



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