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Flower Mound to address school district’s rezoning process

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The Flower Mound Town Council will formally respond to the school rezoning controversy this Friday afternoon by voting to adopt a resolution addressing the issue.

Flower Mound High School’s feeder-school boundaries are unbalanced, according to Lewisville ISD officials, and a rezoning committee consisting of two parents from each of the nine elementary and three middle schools was formed last fall to come up with solutions.

The proposals–two each for elementary and middle schools–have drawn vocal opposition from the neighborhoods most affected by the outlined zoning changes.

In the resolution, town officials offer to assist Lewisville ISD with researching and developing scenarios that balance student population in a manner that least impacts residents, including considering open enrollment options.

It also calls for the district to appoint a new committee with a broader scope and more data.

Other suggestions include: Use of an outside facilitator to assist the committee; appointment of a district liaison to assist the committee in its data-gathering to ensure that information is correct and current; allow the committee to look at overall costs, traffic and pedestrian safety, law enforcement concerns, school crossing guards, and effects on property values.

Read the full text of the resolution here.

Council members will kick off their strategic planning session Friday at 5:15 p.m. at town hall with consideration of the resolution.

The second of two public meetings to discuss the four rezoning proposals currently on the table is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at McKamy Middle School.

 

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