2018 - 2019 Attendance Boundary Modification
2018-19 Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM)- Elementary #41, Randolph and Jenks elementary schools.
An update on the Elementary #41 ABM survey, which was launched this past summer and ended in November 2017, was provided to the Board of Trustees on Monday, December 4, 2017. Parents of students enrolled in Randolph and Jenks elementary schools received the survey.
Two ABM options were presented at the Work Study meeting. Per the survey findings, option #1 received the greatest support from families that would be potentially impacted by the ABM. In option #1, Land Use Zones (LUZs) 51C and 73B would move from Jenks to Elementary #41, and LUZs 73J, 73C, 73D and 73I would move from Randolph to Elementary #41. Elementary #41 is scheduled to open fall 2018. The Board of Trustees approved option #1 ABM for Elementary #41 at the December 11, 2017 Regular Meeting.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Attendance Boundary Modification (ABM)?
Attendance Boundary Modifications (ABMs) help us to manage growth in Katy ISD. As the District grows, we have to adjust boundaries when new schools are opened. This helps us to balance the number of students at each school.
Why is an ABM necessary for 2018-19?
An ABM is necessary for SY 2018-2019 due to growing enrollment which will lead to the opening of a new elementary school in the southwest quadrant of the school district.
What existing schools will be impacted by the ABM for Elementary #41?
Randolph and Jenks elementary schools.
How did the District determine which school boundaries would be modified as part of the 2018-19 ABM?
The ABM recommendations were crafted collaboratively with District Administration and Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) and included a robust feedback loop through parent and community surveys and direct dialogue.
When was the ABM recommendation provided to the Board of Trustees?
Preliminary proposals were taken to the Board on December 4, 2017 and a final ABM recommendation was approved by the Board on December 11, 2017.
When will parents and students be notified about changes to their school or feeder pattern for 2017 - 2018?
Katy ISD will notify impacted families by February 2018.
Will the District consider District-wide attendance boundary modifications?
As we near build out, we will consider District-wide attendance boundary modifications. However, right now specific attendance boundary modifications will occur with both the construction of each new school facility, as well as in targeted situations to optimize enrollment capacity and balance enrollment between schools.
Is this Attendance Boundary Modification simply a short-term solution to a long-term problem?
Attendance Boundary Modification is an integral part of the growth management process that the District utilizes. As the District continues to grow, Attendance Boundary Modifications will be necessary as new schools are opened and when the need arises to balance enrollment between existing schools.
How accurate are your demographic projections?
Katy ISD has been utilizing the demographic services of Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) for more than 10 years, and their projections are almost 99 percent accurate.