CCISD ADDRESSES RUMORS OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS
League City, Texas - The Clear Creek Independent School District believes each school is the hub of its respective community and will not close schools. This statement is intended to address rumors the school district is contemplating closing under-utilized campuses such as League City Elementary and League City Intermediate. The District is concerned about the imbalance of school populations across the district. There are schools growing exponentially in student population while others are declining in enrollment. The Clear Creek Independent School District has asked a citizens committee to review attendance boundaries for elementary and intermediate schools and make recommendations which will best reflect the needs of all communities and their children.
The work of the School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC) is important in light of the significant reduction in state funding for the Clear Creek Independent School District. The District has lost $14.5 million this year, will lose an additional $7.5 million in 2012-2013, and future years do not look promising unless the Legislature reforms the way public education is funded in Texas. This funding crisis has led to the sense of urgency to maximize the use of all facilities and manage population growth in areas such as League City. The District grew more than 700 students between May and August 2011. The District has also joined a coalition of school districts in a lawsuit against Texas in an effort to restore state funding.
The public can follow the progress of the School Boundary Advisory Committee by visiting www.ccisd.net and click on Education Matters or call 281-284-0020.