The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees will review the first draft of the proposed high school rezoning map during its meeting on Tuesday evening. If approved, the new high school zoning map will take effect for the 2014-2015 school year.
The board first began rezoning discussions in September, when the board hired a new demographer to review the district’s current zoning. In October, the board approved the parameters that will be used in determining the new zones for McKinney’s three high schools — McKinney High School, McKinney Boyd and McKinney North.
The parameters are:
- Proximity to the schools creating boundaries that will reduce eligibility for bus transportation services to schools.
- Socio-economic diversity
- Utilization of space with future and current needs in mind
- Boundary stability
- Keep students in neighborhoods intact throughout their school career Pre K-12.
The board has previously said that all the parameters will be treated equally when drawing up the new high school zones.
The current high school zoning map, adopted in 2008, is shown above.
In September, MISD Chief Communications Officer Cody Cunningham told TownSquareBuzz.com that rezoning is necessary because of overcrowding at McKinney Boyd. “Boyd is over capacity,” Cunningham said in September. “The expansion of McKinney High is to alleviate the load at Boyd. Some students will be rezoned out of Boyd. There’s no way around it.”
Cunningham also told TSB that the district hopes to have a firm rezoning plan in place in January, so students can register in February.
The school board meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at MISD’s administration building, located at One Duvall Street.