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Sugar Land, TX News – Fort Bend ISD Trustees Approve Revisions to Board Policy

Sugar Land, TX News (August 27, 2014) - This month, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved revisions to board policy governing attendance boundaries and feeder patterns. Based on the adoption of this revised policy, the administration is developing procedures, a timeline, and comprehensive plan to put the new policy into action.

The policy revisions reflect the items closely reviewed, including the board’s overall philosophy regarding attendance boundaries, feeder patterns, and distribution of programs. The policy addresses priorities held by the community, as well as the board’s desire to maintain neighborhood schools, reserve “pure” feeder patterns, maintain a student-centered approach, ensure students zoned to campuses are not moved or negatively impacted when distributing programs among schools, and create attendance boundaries that will stand for five or more years when possible.

The administration has begun to develop a long-range plan to address district feeder patterns and boundaries, including new attendance boundaries for two new elementary schools scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016. Based on a new demographic update and other information that will be available in late fall 2014, the administration will review the data and implement a community engagement process to bring recommendations to the board.

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