Sherman school board set to vote on rezoning

By: Stephanie Brletic Email
By: Stephanie Brletic Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- School attendance zones in the Sherman Independent School District could be changing after this year. School board members are set to vote Monday night on new zones.

Officials say if the plan is approved as planned at least 800 children will be affected.

Superintendent Al Hambrick says the re-zoning is badly needed. He says there are several reasons for the re-zoning.

One is to decide which students will be attending the two new elementary schools next year. Hambrick says another reason for the proposal is to allow more children to attend what he calls neighborhood schools.

Overall, that means children will have to spend less time on the bus to and from school.

Parents have offered mixed reactions to the proposed rezoning.

Some say they are glad that their children will attend school closer to home, while others say they would like to see their children stay put and that they are happy with the current system.

Hambrick says the quality of education is high, and curriculum will be nearly identical regardless of which school a child attends.

The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the Sherman High School in the Little Theater.

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  • by Bill Location: Sherman on Dec 17, 2007 at 11:48 AM
    Steve: Please feel free to run for political office.
  • by steve Location: sherman on Dec 17, 2007 at 11:15 AM
    I know wakefield is WAY over crowded because of the surrounding apartments and kid-rick nieghborhood. Wakefield seems to be over flowing while other schools, well i dont see any portable buildings housing students. Sherman is so far behind the need on these news schools. It seems leaders in our town try show themselves are forward looking but fall short when time comes to deliver something that will actually make a difference. Look at the conditions of the roads and the poor handling of the congestion. I know some of this may fall on TDOT but I bet some of it falls right into the lap of these seudo-intelligent "leaders" of ours (sherman and grayson county). The poor planning of the construction at Travis and Lambreth is a prime example. However it does appear they are trying to fix the intersection of 1417 and 56, about 20 years too late but better later than never I guess.
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