News from Alvin, Friendswood & Pearland ISDs
QUOTEOFNOTE “IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STUDY [THE NEWATTENDANCE ZONES] BEFOREWE ACTUALLYVOTE.” REBECCA HILLENBURG. FRIENDSWOOD ISD TRUSTEE MEETING HIGHLIGHTS ALVIN ISD Zonda Demographics, which offers services to school districts, provided Alvin ISD with an enrollment projection forecast and housing updates at the board’s April 12 meeting. AISD is projected to have an enrollment of 29,271 students for the 2022-23 school year—a 3.8% growth from its 2021-22 enrollment of 28,192, said Rocky Gardiner, director of school district consulting for Zonda Demographics. The projected 2022-23 enrollment number can be broken down into 120 early enrollees, 2,680 students in prekindergarten and kindergarten, 10,501 in first to fifth grades, 6,704 students in sixth to eighth grades, and 9,266 students in ninth to 12th grades, according to Gardiner’s presentation. Additionally, there were 2,013 new homes closed within AISD’s boundary in 2021—552 of which came in the final quarter of the year. Friendswood ISD will meet at 5:45 p.m. May 9 at 402 Laurel Drive, Friendswood. Pearland ISD will meet at 5 p.m. May 24 at 1928 N. Main St., Pearland. Meetings are streamed at www.youtube.com/user/ thepearlandisd. Alvin ISD will meet at 7 p.m. May 10 MEETINGSWE COVER
Friendswood ISD considering new attendance zones for some schools
PROPOSED ATTENDANCE ZONES The new attendance zones
would go into effect for the 2023-24 school year.
BY SIERRA ROZEN
FRIENDSWOOD ISD With a new school being finished from the 2020 bond, Friendswood ISD has proposed new attendance zones for the 2023-24 school year. The new boundaries were presented at the April 25 FISD board of trustees workshop and will be voted on later as an action item during a May meeting, according to trustees. The building of the new Cline Elementary School, which is located in the West Ranch master-planned community and is replacing the old Cline Elementary on Briarmeadow Avenue, is one of the main reasons for the new attendance zones. According to zoning maps presented at the workshop, the area around the current Cline Elementary would be zoned to Westwood Elementary and Bales Intermediate School. FM 528 would serve as the major dividing line between being zoned to Westwood Elementary and Bales Intermediate, Windsong Intermediate or Cline Elementary. Parents have the ability to request for their children to attend a different school that they are not zoned to, but it is an annual request that has to be approved each school year. There are also special circumstances for children of teachers who would be zoned to a different school than the
Westwood Elementary 1 Cline Elementary A Old B New 2
Bales Intermediate 3
Windsong Intermediate 4
FRIENDSWOOD LAKES BLVD.
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SOURCE: FRIENDSWOOD ISD/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
one that their parent teaches at. Many of the board members emphasized the impor- tance of considering how these attendance zones will affect elementary students, particularly those who would be moved before their fifth-grade year. “It’s our responsibility to study [the new zones] before we actually vote,” trustee Rebecca Hillenburg said.
Pearland ISDboardOKs 2%pay raise for all staff
SPLITTING PROVISIONS Pearland ISD’s 2% raise across the board for auxiliary staff, teachers and administration professionals adds up to roughly $2.85 million.
BY ANDY YANEZ
the market is going,” said Sundie Dahlkamp, PISD’s executive director of human resource services. Board Vice President Jeff Barry was the lone vote against the motion. He raised concerns about the district’s fiscal year budget running on a deficit the past two years and expressed frustrations with some of the district’s administration staff. With the approval of the 2% raise, the district will set aside just under $2.85 million in additional funding for employees.
PEARLAND ISD Returning Pearland ISD staff, teachers, administration and auxiliary personnel will see a bump in pay for the 2022-23 school year. The PISD board of trustees at its April 12 meeting approved in a 6-1 vote a salary compensation package of 2% across the board for the 2022-23 school year and reserves the right to provide a midyear pay supplement to employees. “While the 2% [raise] is not perfect, it definitely gets us closer to where
Auxiliary staff $631,520
Administration and professional staff $503,558
in the Liberty Alumni Hall, 10855 Iowa Colony Blvd., Iowa Colony.
SOURCE: PEARLAND ISD/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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