Spring ISD approves new attendance boundaries

Spring ISD board The Spring ISD board of trustees.[/caption]

The Spring ISD board of trustees unanimously approved new attendance boundaries for some schools, including the district's three high schools, during its regular board meeting Tuesday.

Enrollment changes in the district have left some schools overcrowded and others with capacity for growth, officials have said.

The district will add three ninth-grade campuses and an additional middle school in the northern part of the district by the 2020-21 school in response to overcrowding at some schools. All three of the district's comprehensive high schools are at or above 100 percent capacity, SISD Chief Communication Officer Tiffany Dunne-Oldfield said at Tuesday night's meeting. The funds for the facilities were included in the $330 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

Changes to elementary school boundaries will take effect in the 2017-18 school year. Changes in middle school boundaries will begin in 2017-18 and will be completed in 2020-21. High school boundary changes will take effect in the 2020-21 school year.

“The proposed middle and high school boundary changes provide us a unique opportunity to establish true feeder patterns from middle to high schools across the district, offering our schools the opportunity for increased collaboration, stronger academics and innovative pathways,” SISD Superintendent Rodney Watson said.

The district began reviewing attendance boundaries in December and held several community meetings as well as an electronic survey in February to gather input.

Families affected by the boundary changes will be notified by mail.

For more information about the attendance boundary process, visit www.springisd.org/attendanceboundaries.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.