Tuesday, April 7, 2020

CISD Considers Fixing CES Spilt Zone

One issue still on the table for consideration is an attendance zone change for a small number of families at Carroll Elementary School. For years, Carroll ISD has heard from citizens who want the School Board and Administration to fix the split attendance zone for Carroll Elementary School. Historically, all those students in the CES zone who live north of FM 1709/Southlake Blvd. have split away from their friends to attend 5th and 6th grades at Durham Intermediate in the north feeder system.

The rest of their classmates have been zoned to Eubanks Intermediate in the south feeder system. For the first time, CISD Trustees have the opportunity to change the CES zone to ensure that all CES students get to attend Eubanks Intermediate together. Those who wish to attend DIS could do so on an inter-district transfer request.

In turn, if the CISD Board votes to change the CES zone to the south feeder system, students who live in those neighborhoods north of FM 1709/Southlake Blvd, but are already attending 5-7 grades at Durham Intermediate and Carroll Middle School, would lose their bus transportation service. They could, however, be grandfathered and continue to attend DIS/CMS, just without bus service. We plan to send a formal letter to all the homeowners that could be affected by such a decision. We will also be surveying parents of CES students who live in those neighborhoods to see how they feel about such a change.

The vote could happen for 2016-2017 or it could be delayed until a future date, depending on the recommendations of the Capital Needs Planning Committee. This group of citizens and employees continues to study options for providing additional classroom space, including a permanent location for the district’s preschool program, possible building expansions and maybe even a sixth elementary if land and operational budget dollars are available.

Carroll ISD will be in touch with the families in the CES neighborhoods affected soon, to provide more details. In the meantime, questions or comments may be submitted to this email address: rezoning.input@southlakecarroll.edu