Plano ISD Parents Fighting Feeder Plan Change

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – With every seat taken, people stood wall to wall at Plano ISD’s board meeting.

At issue, boundary lines on where students go to school, a hot topic among parents.

Just two years ago the school board went through a major overhaul of the district’s feeder plan, changing where students would attend school from pre-k through their senior year.

Now on the table is the possibility of opening a fourth senior high school, which would mean redrawing the feeder plan all over again.

There are those who say the three current senior high schools aren’t balanced in the way students are assigned to them. Chart after chart presented at the meeting showed Plano West Senior High with more students that Plano Senior and Plano East.

Another option on the table is to spend to $17 Million to expand Plano West, but some say the feeder system from 2009 needs to be revised to distribute students equally.

No action was taken on the decision Tuesday night, only public input.


One Comment

  1. Kevin says:

    Why is this a problem? Where will the potential new high school be located?

  2. Mike says:

    After kicking around the numbers and hearing resident feedback on a 4th Senior High School (11th&12th grades), none of the trustees indicated they were in favor of a 4th Senior High School to address the enrollment imbalance created by the 2009 realignment. Jasper High in NW Plano was the site for the possible 4th SHS but would require significant modifications. The Board will look at other options from the PISD staff to tweak enrollments in the current feeder plans at their next work session in 2 weeks.

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