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Changes to Lewisville School District Boundaries Concern Parents

Lewisville ISD says Hebron High School is near maximum enrollment

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    Lewisville Independent School District says Hebron High School is close to maximum enrollment and to ease overcrowding some students may be forces to move to The Colony High School. (Published Thursday, Mar 22, 2012)

    A group of North Texas parents said they are concerned about the Lewisville school district's plans to move school boundaries.

    The Lewisville Independent School District proposal would send students in the undeveloped areas south of Highway 121 and Castle Hills North to a different high school. The students would attend The Colony High School, which has room for more students, instead of Hebron High School, which the district says is close to maximum enrollment.

    Hebron High Close to Maximum Enrollment

    [DFW] Hebron High Close to Maximum Enrollment
    Lewisville Independent School District says Hebron High School is close to maximum enrollment and to ease overcrowding some students may be forces to move to The Colony High School. (Published Thursday, Mar 22, 2012)

    Castle Hills resident Maria Douglas said said the change was very surprising to her family.

    "Mainly, we came [to Castle Hills] because of that emphasis on a great place to raise a family, and with that, a great high school like Hebron," she said.

    Lewisville ISD said it is the fastest growing part of the district. District officials said changes must be made before Hebron High becomes overcrowded.

    "It's always tough when you have homeowners purchase homes because it feeds into specific schools," district spokeswoman Karen Permetti said. "We feel like we are trying to be proactive, because the majority of that area has yet to have students because homes are not being built at this point."

    Residents said they urge the district to think twice.

    "It's not just lines in the sand, but it's our kids' future," Castle Hills resident Kevin Boyd said. "This is the future that we wanted for them, or we wouldn't live here."