ECISD trustees discuss rezoning of schools

ODESSA -- The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday night for a work study going over several topics including rezoning for schools.

The main points discussed on rezoning were adjusting and reconfiguring zones for middle schools and some elementary schools.

In 2015 the boundary zones for all middle schools and elementary schools in the district were updated. Both the school board and administration decided at that same time that the boundary lines should be re-evaluated every 2-3 years and that any adjustments needed should be made at that time.

While no official decisions were made, trustees discussed imbalances in school enrollment and the possible need of adjustments to keep school populations even.

The idea of pairing some Pre-K through 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade through 5th Grade schools was also discussed. Possible pairings include Goliad/Ross, Pease/Noel, Zavala/Travis, and Blackshear/Dowling.

Finally, trustees also discussed changing the boundary zones for elementary schools. According to a release, the idea of pairing some schools came up as well in an effort to keep student populations balanced.

One change could be sending some students from Jordan and Buice to other campuses to provide relief as they near 900 students in the next few years.

You can find a full recap of the meeting here.