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Klein ISD Board Approves 2012 High School Attendance Zones

July 15, 2011

New Zones Will Relieve Klein Oak High School

Spring, TX At the July Klein ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the preferred draft plan for the rezoning of Klein Oak
High School in 2012. Klein ISD is realigning the Klein Oak High School attendance zones for the 2012-13 school year because the campus is overcapacity and projected to continue to grow. The high school zones will remain the same for the upcoming school year. The new attendance zones are approved for the 2012–13 school year. You can see the approved zones by visiting the district website, http://www.kleinisd.net/, and clicking on “Zoning Information.”

The approved zoning plan allows for Klein Oak, Klein High, and Klein Collins each to grow to just under 120% capacity in 2019 when the new high school is projected to open. Klein Collins can only support 11 temporary buildings and this will require no more than 9 temporaries at the highest enrollment. The transportation costs to the district are estimated to be lower than the other options by more than $7,000. The areas of Gleannloch Farms and the Hufsmith-Kohrville/249 corridor will likely be rezoned to the new high school when it opens based on projections and preliminary discussions with Population and Survey Analysts demographers. The Hufsmith/Kohrville/249 corridor most likely will be rezoned twice in a seven year period which is not uncommon in a high growth district and no students would be affected by both moves.

The Board also approved a zoning policy effective for the 2012-13 school year which will allow simultaneous siblings to remain at Klein Oak; next year’s freshman to stay at Klein Oak if they earned a varsity letter, have been officially selected for a varsity program, lettered in music or other UIL non-athletic event, or were a member in good standing of the drill team; and next year’s sophomores and juniors at Klein Oak to stay there. Students must provide their own transportation or the students may ride a district bus from a pre-determined, designated stop in a nearby neighborhood.  UIL eligibility  requirements also apply.

A zoning committee of parents, teacher, administrators and staff met multiple times to help the district discuss and form the best option for the rezoning. In addition to enrollment numbers, the committee considered implications to academics, UIL regulations, extra-curricular activities and
transportation. After submitting a preferred draft plan to the Board in May, district administrators got feedback from the public via e-mail and a community forum.

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