Big items are on the table at the Wichita Falls Independent School District Board Meeting
Monday. A lot of planning is going into the new Career and Technology Center, and now the focus is on a location for that center.
School officials are working hard to get everything prepared for a new school bond proposal. That's exactly what they did tonight as they gathered to discuss potential locations for a new career and technology center.
Those were due to the district February 11. Now, district officials released those transfer numbers along with a recommendation.
"All the students who got their transfer papers in during the deadline, this would allow them to get in the campus of their choice," said Ashley Thomas, Communication Officer at W.F.I.S.D.
The school board approved the new program in an effort to rid some schools of over-crowding. Rider High School had been running over capacity and needed change, according to Thomas.
"I think the purpose of this was to still allow people to have a choice but to manage the enrollment at those campuses," said Thomas.
Those transfer numbers were much smaller than the district was expecting, according to Thomas. That led the Superintendent, Dr. Frossard, to recommend the board to waive the cap to all those extra students to attend Rider.
"It's going to reduce some of the numbers at Rider, while increasing numbers at Wichita Falls High School and Hirschi," said Thomas.
"There is room at those campuses in 7th grade so Dr. Frossard is making the recommendation to allow those students if they had been in the sixth grade school in that program," said Thomas.