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Elementary attendance zone meetings set for Nov. 3, 5

Denton Independent School District has scheduled two public meetings to provide elementary families the opportunity to review proposed attendance zone boundary changes for the new Catherine Bell Elementary and adjustments to the current Pecan Creek and Stephens Elementary attendance zones.

Public meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Paloma Creek Elementary (located at 1600 Navo Road in Aubrey) and Thursday, Nov. 5, at Pecan Creek Elementary (located at 4400 Lakeview Blvd. in Denton), with Spanish translation available at both meetings. Bell Elementary is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year alongside Braswell High School, which it is located next to near U.S. Highway 380.

Families with students in kindergarten through third grade at Providence or Paloma Creek as well as some students in the same grades at Pecan Creek and Stephens elementary schools will be affected by the proposed attendance zone changes. The attendance zone boundary for Savannah Elementary will also be adjusted, with no impact to students currently at the school.

Current fourth-graders who may be affected by the proposed changes may choose to remain at their existing elementary school for their fifth grade year. Their siblings will also be able to remain for the 2016-17 school year.

The rezoning, which will take effect during the 2016-17 school year, is necessary as the district continues to accommodate the rapid growth in the eastern and southeastern portions of Denton ISD. Families being directly impacted by the proposed attendance zone changes have been notified directly by the district.

“There is always excitement and concern surrounding the opening of a new school, so we value the input that families impacted by these proposed changes will share with us. We welcome their feedback and believe they’ll see the reasoning in the new zones as we continue to accommodate growth in our district,” said Vicki Sargent, area superintendent.

Maps of the proposed attendance zones will be available on this page of the district’s website after the both meetings have been held and community input has been gathered.

For more information on the proposed attendance zones or meetings, contact the district at 940-369-0007.