At its regular meeting this week, the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district rezoning plan to take effect in the 2018-2019 school year. The rezoning plan is designed to alleviate overcrowding on campuses and create more equity among WISD schools. The plan was designed with input from numerous parents, community members, and WISD staff and administrators, along with Templeton Demographics. The final rezoning plan is available for review here.
Trustees also focused on school safety, approving an additional School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district in the 2018-2019 school year, along with additional security lighting and cameras at campuses in need of upgrades. The Board also adopted the Guardian Plan, which allows the district to arm certain trained staff on each campus, and will be exploring the implementation of that plan in the coming months. Finally, National School Shield, a program which conducts district-wide security audits and assists with grant funding to improve campus security, will be working with Waxahachie ISD to address school safety.
“We are grateful to have a board that is proactive in addressing issues like campus growth and school safety,” said Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent. “We know that school districts can only thrive when there is a vision for the future, and our board is working closely with our district administration to meet that challenge head-on.”
The academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year was adopted by the Trustees last night as well. The calendar features a mid-week start on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The full calendar is available here.
For a recording of the full meeting, please visit our YouTube channel.
For more information about WISD, please visit www.wisd.org.