Plano School Board Voting On Moving Students Between Schools
PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – The Plano School Board is scheduled to vote on a controversial rezoning plan that has polarized parents.
Parents from two elementary schools will be at the district’s headquarters Tuesday night asking the board to delay a vote on a rezoning proposal.
The students would be moved out of Huffman Elementary which is over 100 percent of its enrollment capacity.
The students being moved out live in apartment complexes near the Bush Turnpike and Dallas North Tollway.
Haggar Elementary would take students from a low-income housing complex, and parents from that school are upset about it.
They say the district is trying to crowd their classrooms and protect the exemplary rating of other surrounding schools at their expense.
Students from three other apartment complexes will move to Brinker Elementary, which is a two-and-a-half mile drive and bypasses closer schools.
Parents of those children also don’t like the plan.
“Plano really needs to look at all the schools and have a comprehensive plan and not just use a band aid,” says Debra LaGassa, mother of two Brinker Elementary School Students.
The proposal is expected to pass.
The school board and Plano’s superintendent have refused interview requests about the parents concerns but are expected to comment after the meeting.