Keller school board members recently approved boundary changes to make for more pure feeder patterns, establish zones for new campuses and make adjustments for future growth.
Most of the changes were triggered by 2014 bond package projects, but a controversial set of proposals was removed from the recommendation after parents expressed concerns.
The adjustments, which go into effect for 2016-17, will include:
- Establishing boundaries for the new elementary, Sunset Valley Elementary, to take all KISD elementary students living west of Interstate 35W
- Reducing the feeder pattern for Indian Springs Middle School which will add fifth and sixth grades with the transformation of South Keller Intermediate to the Keller Center for Advanced Learning
- Adjusting feeder patterns for Bluebonnet, Freedom, Shady Grove and Willis Lane elementaries
- Tweaking boundaries for Caprock, Independence, Woodland Springs and Freedom elementary schools to allow for future enrollment growth
Taken out of consideration was a plan to send the Heritage Addition (northwest of Park Vista and Shiver Road) from crowded Lone Star Elementary to Friendship Elementary School and moving Parkwood Estates Addition, Parkway Hill Addition and Parkway at Park Glen (southwest of North Tarrant Parkway and Highway 377) out of Friendship Elementary and into Park Glen Elementary.
Parents in the Heritage Addition objected to moving to a school on the other side of Shiver Road. They wanted to remain at Lone Star Elementary with their surrounding neighbors and did not want to attend Friendship Elementary.
KISD officials decided to take those proposals out of their recommendation because of parent opposition.
“I think the feedback we got from Lone Star and the way the administration made the recommendation to wait and see what happens was a good community thing to do,” said Trustee Cindy Lotton.