At a Feb. 6 board workshop, PfISD trustees reviewed and discussed the two plans.
Previous elementary plans have been refined to a single proposal. Under the plan, Dessau Elementary School would close, and students would move to Wieland, Delco and Pflugerville elementary schools.
Boundary changes in the proposal would also result in some Delco students moving to Copperfield Elementary.
In a message to parents Feb. 3, Superintendent Doug Killian said lacking academic performance at Dessau played a role in its selection for repurposing over the other elementary options.
“While the district has provided additional funding, resources and support to the campus, we struggle to make adequate progress,” Killian said. “High-performing campuses surround DES with plenty of capacity to welcome our DES students.”
The second proposal would adjust high school attendance boundaries, moving some Weiss High School students to Pflugerville and Connally high schools. Previous versions of the plan also moved some Weiss students to Hendrickson High School, but the Feb. 6 recommendation leaves Hendrickson's attendance boundaries untouched.
Trustees took no action at the Feb. 6 workshop but will have an opportunity to approve the proposals at a Feb. 23 meeting.
“We know that we don't have money in the bucket to do everything we want to do,” board President Vernagene Mott said. “We're going to have to take the emotion out of the decision and rely on the facts and information and what's going to be best to survive.”