The Board of Trustees is currently considering recommendations from the Attendance Zone Committee (Maps 3 & 6) and a recommendation from the Superintendent of Schools (Map 2-A). View the full array of recommendation options before the Board on the Hays CISD Draft Maps webpage.
In August, 2019, Hays CISD will open its 3rd high school, requiring a new attendance zone to be created for the campus. Attendance zones for district schools are established by the Board of Trustees with input and recommendations from parents, the community, and an attendance zone committee. It is the goal in Hays CISD to keep school attendance areas as stable as possible. However, adjustments or changes are difficult to avoid in fast growth school districts.
During the 2018 high school attendance zone development process, zones at all secondary schools are subject to review. The primary purpose of the high school rezoning process will be to create an attendance zone for Johnson High School. However, to create the zone, it may be necessary to make some adjustments to middle school zones as well. For this process, the Board has specifically limited the rezoning discussions to potentially affect only secondary schools. The Board excluded consideration of changes to elementary schools from the charge of this rezoning committee.
The Purpose of Zones
The district establishes attendance zones to:
1. Maintain the neighborhood school concept;
2. Prevent, reduce, and eliminate overcrowding;
3. Allow for future growth;
4. Keep distances traveled by students as short as possible;
5. Minimize the need for student transportation; and
6. Allow campuses to house students safely and provide adequate services to all students.
Students in Hays CISD attend schools in the attendance zones in which they reside unless they are enrolled in a magnet school or program, assigned to another school through an enrollment capping procedure or special program placement, assigned to another school for disciplinary reasons, or approved for continued enrollment or a transfer at another campus.
The following principles are the factors considered when making attendance area changes:
- Work toward common feeder patterns throughout the District.
- Attempt to assign entire neighborhoods to the same school(s).
- Consider students’ proximity to campuses and promote safe and reasonable walking zones to encourage healthier students.
- Utilize projected student enrollment and capacity as principle measures of determining efficient use of educational facilities.
The final decision regarding changes to the attendance zone maps in Hays CISD rests with the Board of Trustees. To facilitate parent and community input, the Board appoints a committee to study the best options for attendance zone changes. The committee begins with at least two draft options developed by administration and then solicits feedback and ideas.
When a new high school attendance zone map is selected (possibly as early as November 2018), it would take effect for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Last Public Forum Option
Monday, November 26, 2018
6:30 PM at the Hays CISD Board Meeting
at Hays High School
Full Committee Process Timeline
Follow the Progress: Meeting Info & Archives
Monday, November 26, 2018, Board MeetingPosted by Tim Savoy on 11/12/2018 9:00:00 PM
Monday, November 12, 2018, Board MeetingPosted by Tim Savoy on 11/12/2018 7:00:00 AM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Public ForumPosted by David Bowe on 11/2/2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Committee MeetingPosted by Tim Savoy on 10/22/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018, Public Forum #2Posted by Tim Savoy on 10/18/2018 10:00:00 AM