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Public hearings set for HS rezoning

BAYTOWN— Goose Creek CISD will hold two public forums on junior school and high school rezoning during the month of September.
The first will be held on Sept. 20, in the auditorium of Robert E. Lee High School, 1809 Market St.
The second will be held on Sept. 25, in the auditorium of Ross S. Sterling, 300 W. Baker Rd. Both public forums will begin at 6:30 p.m.
In early September, GCCISD parents will receive information about the upcoming public forums as well as maps and descriptions of the attendance zone options proposed by the GCCISD Board of Trustees. Details of the options will be reviewed during the public forums, and community members will have the chance to comment on the options.
Information on the options also is available on the GCCISD web site at www.gccisd.net, where a link allows interested citizens to provide input.
In addition, parents may provide input on the rezoning options by e-mailing rezoning @gccisd.net, calling 281-420-4808 or 281-420-4861, or faxing their comments to 281-420-4310.
Comments also may be sent by mail to Dr. Toby York, Deputy Superintendent for Personnel and Student Services, P.O. Box 30, Baytown, TX 77522.
Following the public forums, the Board will make the final decision regarding rezoning. Parents will then be notified if changes in attendance zones affect their child.
The district’s rezoning process was made necessary by the construction of a new Highlands Junior School, which will include room for additional students, as well as a new third high school, which is being constructed at North Main St. and Wallisville Rd.
Students and staff will move into the new Highlands Junior School during the winter break of the 2007-08 school year, and additional students will be zoned to Highlands Junior for the 2008-09 school year. The new high school will open as a ninth-grade through 11th-grade campus for the 2008-09 school year.