The WCS board voted 12-0 to set out a guide for city staff on the school district’s next rezoning.
The parameters chosen by staff and the WCS board were to “minimize the impact on families as much as reasonably possible," “maintain consistent feeder patterns as much as reasonably possible” and “when possible, zone planned developments prior to construction to optimize school capacities,” according to a school staff memo.
The next rezoning is for the middle school under construction near Henpeck Lane.
Board member Eliot Mitchell asked WCS Superintendent Jason Golden why he did not add walkability to that list of principles, which was a topic discussed at the board’s work session Sept. 12.
Golden said walkability was hard to quantify due to some students in denser areas of the county being able to walk to multiple schools, but he and his staff would still take it into consideration.
“I do want you to know that that is something we consider and we consider regularly,” he said.
Board chooses chairs
School board Chair Gary Anderson and Vice Chair Nancy Garrett were unanimously re-elected by the rest of the board. The board nominated no other candidates for the positions.
“Nancy’s done a fantastic job, and Gary, so have you,” board member Dan Cash said.
Bus drivers wanted
Golden said the district still needs bus drivers.
“If anyone is interested in taking a bus driver job, we do encourage you to apply,” Golden “We will train you.”