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Attendance Zone Planning: General Information

[Process & Priorities]
In January of 2005, the Mansfield ISD School Board met in a Called Meeting and approved a process that will be used for future school zoning.

The process approved was as follows:
Board establishes zoning considerations (guidelines)

  1. Demographer develops zoning options
  2. Administration reviews options for feasibility over time
  3. Attendance Zone Review Committee established
  4. Public comment on all options
  5. Attendance Zone Review Committee analyzes all options, presents pros/cons of each option
  6. Executive Council reviews Attendance Zone Review Committee products
  7. Superintendent recommends new attendance zones to School Board
  8. School Board approves new attendance zones*

*The School Board has the option to request further information and delay final approval of any zone option.

Posted December 9, 2004 updated October 25, 2011
The Mansfield ISD School Board met in a Work Session and determined priorities for future Attendance Zone Planning.

They determined zoning tasks to be:
1. identify geographic areas to be served by each campus;
2. relieve current and/or projected overcrowding; and
3. contribute to stability over time.

Priorities were decided as follows:
The priorities which follow are to be considered as a part of the process of establishing new attendance zones. Priorities are of equal weight in the process.

All Campuses
Appropriately utilize facilities over time
Move the fewest number of students the fewest number of times

Elementary School Considerations
Neighborhoods
Current and future growth patterns
Projected future elementary school campus sites
Natural and man-made barriers
Other issues such as transportation and special programs

Intermediate and Middle School Considerations
Current and future growth patterns
Projected future intermediate and middle school sites
Neighborhoods
Natural and man-made barriers
Other issues such as transportation and special programs

High School Considerations
Current and near future growth patterns
Plus, other issues such as transportation, neighborhoods and natural and man-made barriers


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