Plano ISD realigns elementary school boundaries

The Plano ISD board of trustees at a March 1 regular meeting agreed to change its attendance boundaries for Brinker, Aldridge and Mendenhall elementary schools beginning in August. The changes were made to prepare for future enrollment and to ensure that the students move smoothly from one school to the next in the feeder pattern, according to district officials.

“The value in that realignment was not only moving students out of the campus that was at capacity but also moving them out of the feeder pattern altogether,” board President Nancy said. “We will have public input sessions on these campuses before the transition and once the families and students have been moved there will be a concerted effort to welcome them in.”

BoundaryMap This boundary map of Plano ISD's elementary schools reflects the changes made at Brinker, Aldridge and Mendenhall elementary schools.[/caption]

Brinker Elementary School

Students living in the area surrounded by Preston Road, Spring Creek Parkway, Parkwood Boulevard and the northern boundary of Plano ISD will move from Brinker Elementary School to Haun Elementary School.

Also, those students in that area who attend Renner Middle School will be moved to Robinson Middle School. Those from Shepton High School living in that boundary will be moved to Jasper High School.

Approximately 108 elementary, 62 middle and 30 high school students in this area will be moving from one school to another starting in August.

Students currently in fourth, seventh and ninth grades will be able to continue going to their current school as long as the parents can provide transportation.

Aldridge Elementary School

In areas feeding into Aldridge Elementary School, the board approved the recommendation to redirect future students living in three areas.

New students living in the area bound by the President George Bush Tollway, Independence Parkway, Plano Parkway and Custer Road will now attend Shepard Elementary School instead of Aldridge Elementary School.

Those new students living in the region surrounded by the PGBT, Custer Road, Plano Parkway and Texas Road will attend Sigler Elementary School starting in August.

The strip of land on the northwest corner of US 75 and the PGBT will move to Sigler Elementary School.

Mendenhall Elementary School

As far as realigning of boundaries for students at Mendenhall Elementary School is concerned, the area enclosed by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail, Plano Parkway, Jupiter Road and Renner Road will be moved to Forman Elementary School. Students living in this area who are attending Otto Middle School will be moved to Armstrong Middle School, and those attending Williams High School will now attend McMillen High School.

There are about 19 elementary, seven middle and four high school students residing in this area who will be affected by the change. Since this realignment is conducted to address capacity challenges in the future, the board voted to let these students stay in their present school as long as they are able to provide their own transportation. New students must adhere to the new boundary lines.


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