The Cleburne ISD school board will decide Wednesday whether to grant waivers for fourth-graders who would have to change schools next year because of attendance-zone realignments.

The district’s school lines shifted to accommodate three new elementary campuses opening in the district this fall. The district will also add fifth grade to each elementary school.

With the addition of fifth grade and the realignments, some fourth-graders could end up in a different attendance zone from their previous elementary school.

The waiver would let those students stay at their old school rather than attending a new campus during their last year as an elementary student.

The board postponed deciding on the waivers in February to give parents and students a chance to answer a questionnaire that would reveal how many students would like to leave their current campuses and how many would stay.

“We did that survey, pulled in the numbers and then looked to see what the change would ultimately be,” Superintendent Robert Damron said. “It’s looking favorable that we may be able to grant that waiver to those fifth-graders.”

Also on the agenda is the consideration of employment of personnel and a closed-door selection of scholarship awards for the 2007 graduating class.

The board meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleburne ISD administration building, 505 N. Ridgeway.

Philip Navarrette can be reached at

817-645-2441, ext. 2337,


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