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Northwest ISD begins attendance zone changes

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Northwest ISD will open a new middle school and elementary in the fall, meaning it’s time to adjust attendance boundaries.

During Monday’s school board meeting, Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren reported a committee of parents, teachers and administrators will start the process of adjusting attendance zones during its first meeting Jan. 18. The committee will also meet Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 before making recommendations to Northwest ISD trustees.

“It’ll be a busy spring with attendance zone changes,” Warren said. “It’s going to affect a lot of families.

“It makes parents nervous when we start the process.”

Adams Middle School, located near Eaton High School off U.S. 81/287 and Blue Mound Road, will open in August along with the district’s 18th elementary – Lizzie Curtis, north of U.S. 81/287 east of Farm Road 156 and south of Bonds Ranch Road.

“There are seven boundary changes. A big part of that is the opening of two campuses,” said Tim McClure, assistant auperintendent for facilities after Monday’s school board meeting.

“We’ve reached out to a committee of parents, teachers and principals on the affected campuses.”

The committee will not be looking at moving boundaries for the district’s three high schools – Eaton, Northwest and Byron Nelson.

The opening of Adams will change the boundaries for Rhome’s Chisholm Trail Middle School, along with Tidwell and Wilson in the Haslet area.

“A large part of the student population [at Chisholm Trail] lives directly across from Adams,” McClure said.

He added the Rhome campus is currently near capacity with approximately 1,100 students and will get needed relief with the opening of Adams.

None of the changes with elementary boundaries are expected to affect Wise County schools – Prairie View or Seven Hills.

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