Belton ISD Board approves new district attendance boundaries

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The Belton ISD Board of Trustees has approved new elementary, middle and high school attendance boundaries for the district after extensive input from parents and community members.

The new boundaries are being adopted in preparation for the opening of Charter Oak Elementary School in August 2019, followed by Lake Belton High School and Belton Middle School in the fall of 2020.

The administration worked closely with Templeton Demographics, the district’s demographers, to convene a citizen’s committee consisting of parents, community members, teachers and administrators to study new attendance boundaries.

The Attendance Boundaries Committee met five times beginning in August 2018 and concluded on January 7, 2019. In addition, a series of three public forums were held in December to solicit further community feedback on attendance boundary maps developed through the committee’s work.

The approved boundaries keep seven of the district’s nine elementary schools together when students advance to middle school.

For high school, the new boundaries follow the natural boundary lines along the Leon River, creating the Belton High School zone as south of the river with the new Lake Belton High School drawing from students residing in the north.

The board also took action to approve the calendar for the 2019–2020 academic year, which sets the date that Charter Oak Elementary School will officially welcome its first students.

In keeping with Belton ISD’s District of Innovation Plan, classes will start prior to the fourth Monday of August. The first day of class will be Monday, August 19, 2019. The last day of classes will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020, with graduation held the following day.

Students and staff will have the week of Thanksgiving off, two weeks off around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, and the week of March 9 off for Spring Break.

Source: Belton Independent School District

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