News from Pflugerville & Hutto ISDs
Pflugerville ISD board of trustees Meets April 21 at 7 p.m. 1401 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville 512-594-0000 • www.pfisd.net Hutto ISD board of trustees Meets April 14 & 28 at 6 p.m. 200 College St., Hutto 512-759-3771 • www.hipponation.org MEETINGSWE COVER DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS PFLUGERVILLE ISD The district returned to its pre-pandemic visitor policy March 22, meaning parents and visitors are allowed on campus but must check in at the front desk with a government- issued ID. The change came approximately two weeks after Austin Public Health reported no new COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. HUTTO ISD The last day of school will be May 27 rather than May 26, as previously scheduled, to make up for losses in instructional minutes due to COVID-19 illnesses and weather closures. Graduation will still take place May 26, but graduates will need to report to campus May 27 to collect their diplomas.
Majority of Hutto schools expected to exceed capacity by 2026
BY CARSON GANONG
RISING ENROLLMENT Based on Hutto ISD projections, these are the schools expected to meet and exceed their capacities the fastest:
HUTTO ISD As Hutto’s population continues to grow, the city’s schools are likely to face challenges surrounding increased enrollment in the coming years, according to a recent district report. At a March 10 board meeting, district staff presented to the school board a demographic report that predicted the student population of every Hutto school except Nadine Johnson and Howard Norman elementaries will exceed capacity by 2026. “As the growth comes, we’re going to have to make some tough decisions, have good conversations with the com- munity and be strategic about rezoning and releveling,” Assistant Superintendent of Operations Henry Gideon said. HISD has not announced plans to build any new schools, but the recently opened Ninth Grade Center will expand operations in the coming years to become the district’s second high school. At the March 10 meeting, officials also began preliminary discussions on the district’s 2022-23 budget. Those discussions will continue until the district final- izes its budget this summer or early fall. Among numerous topics discussed during ongoing budget talks, how best to address growing enrollment will be an issue of high priority, according to information from HISD. “It’s just another piece to keep in mind as we talk about the budget,” board President Billie Logiudice said.
ENROLLMENT FALL 2021-22 PROJECTED ENROLLMENT 2023-24 PROJECTED ENROLLMENT 2025-26 SCHOOL CAPACITY
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HUTTO MIDDLE SCHOOL
SOURCE: HUTTO ISD/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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PFLUGERVILLE - HUTTO EDITION • APRIL 2022
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