Conroe ISD Seeks Feedback Regarding Rezoning
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Conroe ISD is presenting zoning scenarios and seeking input at public meetings and through online surveys regarding potential solutions to relieve overcrowding. Affected schools include The Woodlands and College Park High School Feeder elementary schools, and Stockton Junior High School.
The district’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC), using community input, has proposed scenarios for rezoning for public consideration. The 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 for the purpose of developing and proposing possible zoning scenarios to the community for feedback.
Many considerations are given during the process. Possible considerations for the ABC, in no particular order, include:
- 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.
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.
The Woodlands & College Park Feeder Elementary Schools
Conroe ISD will begin the process of reviewing attendance boundaries in The Woodlands and The Woodlands College Park feeder zones in order to relieve crowding at Ride Elementary. The first ABC presentation, the Community Zoning Process, explained the process and the objectives of the process. The second presentation, the Community Feedback Come-and-Go Event, presents various scenarios that will be developed by the ABC for comment and feedback. The third presentation, the Community Presentation, will present the final recommendation of the committee.
The Community Zoning Process presentations were held December 11 & 12. The presentation is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/PresentationRezoningDec10RezoningtheWoodlandsDec11ver3.pdf.
Community Feedback Come-and-Go Event
The Community Feedback Event is a come-and-go event that will feature a presentation by the ABC, and feedback is encouraged. 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 ABC will present proposed zoning recommendations to the community at the following times. 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/.
Stockton Junior High School
During the fall semester, CISD will begin the process of reviewing attendance boundaries in preparation for a campus that will open in 2020. Stockton Jr. High School will serve students in grades 7 and 8 and open in the fall of the 2020-21 school year. The campus is located at 2750 Excellence Avenue next to Bozman Intermediate School and will have a capacity of 1450 students.
The primary objective is to populate the new junior high school. However, there may be some minor elementary adjustments in order to relieve crowding at one or two campuses. There are 3 Junior High Rezoning Scenarios and 2 Intermediate Rezoning Scenarios. The 2019-20 Stockton Junior High School ABC Committee’s objectives include:
- To develop an attendance boundary to populate the new campus (Stockton) while still preserving some campus capacity for future growth at both Stockton and Peet Jr. High Schools.
- To provide crowding relief to Peet Jr. High School.
- To explore possible solutions to crowding at some Conroe area elementary campuses.
The first ABC presentation, the Community Zoning Process, explained the process and the objectives of the process. The second presentation, the Community Feedback Presentation, presented various scenarios that will be developed by the ABC for comment and feedback. The third presentation, the Community Presentation, will present the final recommendation of the committee.
The Community Zoning Process presentations were held in October and the Community Feedback Come-and-Go Events were held in November. Both of these presentations are available online.
- Zoning Process Presentation: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PresentationRezoningOct17.pdf
- Community Feedback Presentation: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/PresentationRezoningNov132.pdf
The ABC will present proposed zoning recommendations at the following meetings. The same presentation is available at three different times.
- January 9 at Bozman at 7:00 p.m.
- January 14 at Conroe High School 9th Grade Campus at 12:00 p.m.
- January 14 at Peet Junior High at 7:00 p.m.
The public may also provide feedback online regarding Stockton Junior High rezoning at https://www.conroeisd.net/attendance-boundary-process-stockton-jh/.
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.
Source: Conroe ISD