Board of Trustees approve boundary adjustments for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees approved boundary changes for Elsa England, Herrington, Caraway and Teravista elementary schools at the Board’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Also approved were proposed feeder pattern adjustments for Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School and C.D. Fulkes Middle School, which allows for better alignment for students transitioning from elementary to middle to high schools.

The largest change for Herrington Elementary was made to create an attendance zone for the yet-to-be-constructed Elementary 35, scheduled to open for the 2021-2022 school year. All other approved boundary changes will take effect for the 2020–2021 school year.

The boundary adjustments follow a series of boundary hearings, opportunities for public feedback and a Board workshop aimed at reviewing boundaries to address campus capacity, align feeder patterns and prepare for the opening of Elementary 35 in Fall 2021.

A recording of the meeting and presentations will be posted on the  Board Meeting website.

The Board approved boundary adjustments for:

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Elsa England Elementary

 Approved Boundary Adjustment 

The Board approved the proposed Elsa England attendance area adjustments as outlined. Trustees also approved allowing students entering their fourth- and fifth-grade years when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

Herrington Elementary

 Approved Boundary Adjustment 

The Board approved the Herrington attendance area adjustments as outlined. Trustees also approved allowing students entering their fourth- and fifth-grade years when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

Caraway Elementary

Approved Boundary Adjustment 

The Board voted to make adjustments to the Caraway attendance area as outlined, rejecting a recommendation by District administration made at the Board Workshop on Feb. 13 to leave the Caraway boundaries as they are at least for the upcoming school year. Trustees also approved allowing students entering their fourth- and fifth-grade years when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

Teravista Elementary (Chandler Creek Subdivision)

 Approved Boundary Adjustment 

The Board approved the Teravista (Chandler Creek Subdivision) attendance area adjustments as outlined. Trustees also approved allowing students entering their fourth- and fifth-grade years when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

The Board approved feeder pattern adjustments for:

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C.D. Fulkes Middle School

Approved Feeder Pattern Adjustment 

The Board approved the feeder pattern adjustments as outlined. All students from C.D. Fulkes will be zoned to Cedar Ridge High School, effective for the upcoming school year. Any students who wish to attend Stony Point High School (where a small number of students are currently zoned) may apply for a transfer.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

 

Joe Lee Johnson Elementary

 Approved Feeder Pattern Adjustment 

The Board approved the feeder pattern adjustments as outlined.

The Board approved the feeder pattern adjustments as outlined.

As a result of the impact, the adjustment has at the middle school level, the Board also approved allowing students entering their seventh and  eighth-grade year when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application.The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

Boundary Review 2020 FAQ*

*Frequently asked questions will be added throughout the boundary process. If you have a question, please send it to boundaries_rrisd@roundrockisd.org.

When do the approved boundary changes go into effect?
Boundary changes approved for Elementary 35 would take effect for the 2021 – 2022 school year. All other approved boundary changes would take effect for the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Will impacted students entering the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th or 12th grade when the boundary changes go into effect be permitted to stay at their current campus?

For students impacted by the Elsa England, Herrington, Caraway and Teravista boundary adjustments, Trustees approved allowing students entering their fourth- and fifth-grade years when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application. The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

 

For students impacted by the C.D. Fulkes feeder pattern adjustment, any student who wishes to attend Stony Point High School (where a small number of students are currently zoned) may apply for a transfer. The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

For students impacted by the Joe Lee Johnson feeder pattern adjustment, Trustees approved allowing students entering their seventh and eighth-grade year when boundary changes go into effect the opportunity to elect to stay at their current campus under a “grandfather clause” or transfer to their newly zoned school. For students choosing to stay at their current campus, parents and guardians would be responsible for providing transportation and must fill out a student transfer application. The school transfer application will open on March 2 and be available until April 2. Applications for student transfers can be found on the Student Transfer Webpage.

Does the “grandfather” clause apply to siblings?

At this time, the Board approved “grandfather clause” only applies to impacted students entering their 4th-, 5th-, 7th-, 8th- and 12th grade years when boundary changes go into effect.

Can my student apply for a transfer?

Student transfers are open for campuses who have space available or have been designated by the Board of Trustees to allow determined students to remain at the campus under a grandfather clause. For a list of campuses available for transfer visit the Student Transfer page.

What is expected to be the enrollment impact at Great Oaks?

The enrollment increase is estimated to be approximately 220 students from the Highland Horizon neighborhood, which would bring the  enrollment total to approximately 1,000 students. The District’s demographer, Templeton Demographics, a leader in the industry serving more than 50 districts in Texas and across the nation, projects this enrollment total will remain consistent over the next several years. 

Before the opening of Elsa England, Great Oaks accommodated student populations for an estimated 1,000.

How will campuses accommodate the enrollment increase?
The District’s Operations Department would work alongside the campus administration of schools impacted by boundary adjustments to prepare the campuses and their facilities for the enrollment adjustment. The District’s Safety and Security, Human Resources and Transportation departments will also work closely with campus administration to ensure that safety, staffing and transportation needs are addressed.
How does the boundary adjustment impact Caraway’s enrollment?
The potential adjustment would shift approximately 300 students from Caraway to Jollyville Elementary School.
How could boundary adjustments impact projects slated for Caraway through the 2018 Bond Program?
Bond 2018 includes $10 million for Caraway to build a new classroom wing with eight classrooms to eliminate the current portables, build a new and expanded cafeteria, and address upgrades to the HVAC and electrical systems. District administration does not have the authority to deviate from the voter-approved Bond Program. However, if circumstances warrant, the Board of Trustees does have the ability by majority vote to change or adjust how Bond funds are spent. The Board would only make such a decision in the best interest of a campus and its community and to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent as wisely and efficiently as possible.
What is the current estimated growth for Jollyville over the next couple of years with the construction of the Apple Campus expected to bring in 15,000 jobs?
The Demographer projects that the current student population at Jollyville is expected to grow by less than 75 students in the next 10 years. When calculating projections, the demographer takes many variables into consideration, including housing/apartments currently in development and land available or dedicated to develop housing, which may contribute to an increase in population. In the case of the Jollyville attendance area, the area is fairly fully developed when related to residential properties with not much space available for vast developments. Although there may be many new jobs in the vicinity, housing is not available for these individuals to live in the direct area unless others move out and sell their property.

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