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CISD Turns to Portable Classrooms as Part of Short-Term Growth Plan

Jan 21, 2016 08:00AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Carroll ISD is growing, and in an effort to manage student growth and avoid major attendance rezoning, the Carroll School Board approved a recommendation to purchase portable classrooms.

The portable classrooms will likely be used for pull-out programs and not actual homeroom classrooms, according to a story on MySouthlakeNews.com. They will be set up at Carroll Elementary, Johnson Elementary and possibly Walnut Grove Elementary, and they’re expected to remain in place for the next couple of years. The timeline could change, however, if enrollment surges beyond 2016-17 projections.

The short-term plan is to avoid hundreds of families having to move schools. “The last thing we want to do is rezone a lot of the families along the Southlake Boulevard neighborhoods only to hear a recommendation from the Capital Needs Planning Committee (CNPC) that would require additional rezoning for those same neighborhoods two years later,” Dr. Faltys said in the article. “We won’t utilize portables long-term, but this short-term plan approved by the Board gives us the opportunity to let the committee complete its recommendation so that we can formulate a long-term plan for Dragon families.”

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