Frisco ISD school board approves new 2018-19 attendance zones

Frisco ISD school board approves new attendance zones.

Frisco ISD school board approves new attendance zones.

On Monday night, Frisco ISD board of trustees approved the new attendance zones for the 2018-19 school year.

The new attendance zones will impact 27 schools and more than 3,000 students, said Scott Warstler, FISD director of planning and business operations.

Warstler said the new attendance zones help balance enrollment at the campuses as well offer more opportunity for all students.

Next year FISD will open Memorial High School, Lawler Middle School, as well as Talley and Liscano elementary schools. These schools were originally supposed to open this school year but the board delayed the opening of the schools last year in order to save the district $15 million in operational costs for the 2017-18 school year.

FISD first presented the preliminary draft zones on Oct. 16 and on Nov. 13 a public hearing was held to allow parents to give feedback on the proposed zones.

Memorial High School, located at 12300 Frisco St., will relieve Wakeland, Lone Star and Heritage high schools. Memorial High School will open with grades 9-11.

Lawler Middle School, at 12921 Rolater Road, will relieve Vendeventer, Nelson and Scoggins middle schools. As part of this rezoning, some students from Scoggins will move into Vandeventer, and some Fowler Middle School students will move into Clark Middle School. FISD also plans to relieve Trent Middle School by moving some students into Staley Middle School.

Liscano Elmentary School, at 11222 Mammoth Cave Lane, will relieve Mooneyham, Norris and Sem elementary schools. As part of this rezoning, some students from Sem will move to Tadlock Elementary School, some students from Scott Elementary School will move to Sonntag Elementary School, and some Sonntag students will move into Ashley Elementary School.

Talley Elementary School, at 5900 Coit Road, will relieve Curtsinger and McSpedden elementary schools. As part of this rezoning, some students from Smith Elementary School will move to Curtsinger and some students from Ashley will move into McSpedden.

FISD plans to relieve Newman Elementary School by moving some students to Pink and Rogers elementary schools.

Families impacted by rezoning will be contacted by the district and whether they are eligible for transfer.

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By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.