Some 250 people joined me on Saturday, October 15, to find out more about proposals to alleviate overcrowding in North Central elementary schools. These proposals are not final. They’re among several options in a new process for planning school facilities that the AISD Board of Trustees will consider on November 21 and December 12.
- Have sixth grade students from Barrington, Brown and Walnut Creek attend middle school in their attendance area rather than elementary school, as is common throughout most of AISD; and
- Create a Pre-K village on the Dobie Middle School Campus, and re-assign pre-K students from Graham and Hart to that campus. Retain the existing boundaries for Dobie Middle School students.
- In the first scenario, Pre-K students assigned to Barrington and Wooten would be assigned to a Dual Language Pre-K Center at Ridgetop Elementary. Ridgetop students, including the Dual Language program, would be moved to Reilly Elementary.
- In the second scenario, Webb Middle School would be repurposed to be a Pre K-8 school, and a portion of students in the Barrington Elementary School attendance zone would be assigned to this newly designed school.
- In the third scenario, a pre-K center just for Barrington students would be constructed on the Webb Middle School grounds. It would be separate from the middle school campus, and have its own gym and cafeteria.