Plano ISD narrows options on boundaries



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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 1:59 AM

PLANO - School board members discussed calling a fourth and final meeting to get input from parents about realigning the district's boundaries.

Parents didn't talk Tuesday night. Instead, they did a lot of listening.

Hundreds packed several rooms at the Plano Independent School District's Sockwell Center near the Dallas North Tollway and Park Boulevard.

Discussing socioeconomics, the board suggested the district is diversified enough, meaning there is no need to bus students across town.

Members suggested they would eliminate "split-feeders," where students from a middle school are sent to two different high schools. The board also seemed to focus in on giving parents a broader choice of which campus to send their children.

PISD's board also proposed turning Williams High into a magnet school.

A fourth and final meeting allowing parents input on the ideas hasn't been scheduled.

Boundaries are being realigned because two new schools, a middle school and a high school, are about to open.

The board makes its final decision on boundaries December 15.