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  • 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.

Rezoning Process

  • The following principles are the factors considered when making attendance area changes:

    1. Work toward common feeder patterns throughout the District.
    2. Attempt to assign entire neighborhoods to the same school(s).
    3. Consider students’ proximity to campuses and promote safe and reasonable walking zones to encourage healthier students.
    4. 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. 


  • link to draft maps page https://www.hayscisd.net/Page/6820

    IMPORTANT - Maps linked through the button above are DRAFT only. No map is final until approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Get Involved

  • link to rezoning feedback form
    [Use the button above to tell the rezoning committee what you think.]

    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

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  • Monday, November 26, 2018, Board Meeting

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 11/12/2018 9:00:00 PM

    The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a final attendance zone map at this meeting. 

    A public forum opportunity will be available at this meeting prior to a Board vote on the attendance zone map. 

    View the maps options currently being considered by the Board

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  • Monday, November 12, 2018, Board Meeting

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 11/12/2018 7:00:00 AM

    The Board received the formal committee recommendation (Maps 3 & 6) and a recommendation from the superintendent (Map 2-A) at this meeting. 

    View the recommendation presentation

    See high resolution versions of all of the maps under Board consideration

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  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Public Forum

    Posted by David Bowe on 11/2/2018

    Public Forum #3 will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Chapa Middle School in the cafeteria.

    The goal of this public forum is for the School Board, and the Hays CISD Administration to listen to feedback regarding the draft attendance zone maps being recommended to the Board of Trustees.

    Forum Presentation

    link to public forum audio: https://www.hayscisd.net/cms/lib/TX02204837/Centricity/Domain/83/181107 Public Forum Audio.mp3  Public Forum #3 Audio (Part 1)
     Public Forum #3 Audio (Part 2)

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  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Committee Meeting

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 10/22/2018

    At its October 30, 2018 meeting, the Attendance Boundary Rezoning Committee voted 25 to 8 to send both Draft Maps 3 and 6 (see recommendation page) to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

    Additionally, the committee voted 33 to 0 to include with its map recommendations this general caveat:

    The committee recognizes the importance of supporting students who are economically disadvantaged and promoting socioeconomic diversity. To ensure that all students are provided the support they need, the committee recommends the Board and administration explore the development and implementation of special or magnet programs, or other mechanisms, that would foster success among students with economic disadvantages or promote socioeconomic diversity among the district’s high schools.


    Additional Information (Links become active as material is added to page):

    Committee Findings Process Presentation
    Unofficial UIL Projections Submitted to Zone Talk

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, Public Forum #2

    Posted by Tim Savoy on 10/18/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Public Forum #2 will be on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Lehman High School in the cafeteria.

    The goal of the public forum is for the Attendance Boundary Rezoning Committee to listen to feedback regarding the draft attendance zone map(s) while formulating a final recommendation to present to the Board of Trustees.

    Public Forum Presentation
    Public Forum Information Sheet 
    Public Forum Promotional Flyer

    link to audio file of public forum  Listen to the Forum Audio 

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