About 300 Students Affected After Rezoning Changes Approved by Frisco ISD Board

The Frisco ISD board of trustees voted Monday to change several attendance boundaries to spread out enrollment and better use the existing space in schools. The approved changes affect about 300 existing and new students next school year. And while that number is significantly less than in previous years, officials say they recognize that the moves affect families."It's still a very difficult, emotional and personal topic," said Todd Fouche, the district's deputy superintendent of business services. "We don't take any of that lightly."Board members approved all of the changes as originally proposed by staff in November despite opposition from some families, several of whom offered alternatives. A proposal to make an exception for families whose children would be zoned to go to separate high schools with the boundary change between Independence and Liberty high schools failed in a 2-4 vote. Board members Bryan Dodson and Steven Noskin wanted to let those families have their children attend the same school. But other board members favored the proposal as presented, saying exemptions for rezoning in the past ended up working against the district.The move affects 31 current eighth-graders who will start ninth grade next year at Liberty High. Older students in their neighborhood would remain at Independence High.  Continue reading...

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