June 18, 2018 Update

During the regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 18, the Fort Bend ISD administration presented its updated recommendations regarding the Ridge Point High School, Marshall High School and Willowridge High School communities.

Actions taken during the June 18 Board meeting include:

  • Adopted the recommendation to use available elementary capacity in the Marshall High School and Willowridge High School Feeder patterns to implement innovative instructional programming that improves student outcomes, expands choice opportunities, and increases utilization and marginal revenue.
  • **Adopted the recommendation to include funding for a high school for approximately 2,700 students in the next bond program.
  • Adopted the recommendation to use available high school capacity at Marshall High School and Willowridge High School to implement innovative instructional programming that improves student outcomes, expands choice opportunities, and increases utilization and marginal revenue.
  • *Rescinded previous action on May 14 to recommend construction of a 12 classroom addition at Fort Settlement Middle School, and recommended the rebalancing of enrollment at Fort Settlement Middle School and First Colony Middle School at the appropriate time. Note: This action followed additional community feedback and discussions surrounding an option to also include recommended construction of a 12 classroom addition at First Colony Middle School. During the June 18 Board meeting, staff acknowledged an error regarding Fort Settlement Middle School capacity, which has a functional capacity of 1,641, rather than the previously reported capacity of 1,399. Due to this regretful error, the administration will audit all capacity throughout the District and ensure that that all functional capacity is reviewed and updated annually.

To review the video of the discussions and actions, visit the Board of Trustees website. 

Following the Facilities Master Planning Process, FBISD will now continue planning for a possible 2018 bond referendum to fund the construction projects noted above. The Bond Oversight Committee will be meeting over the next few months to determine the needs of the District and possibly develop a recommendation to the Board.

Note: There are no boundary changes for the 2018-19 school year. Any future boundary changes will include community engagement in accordance with Board Policy FC local, pending the results of a bond referendum and the planned construction of new schools, as well as annual enrollment reviews.