MISD Reveals More Plans on Two New Elementary Schools 9/5/13
CBS 7 News
September 5, 2013
during Thursday's meeting parents weighed in on the new buildings their students will call home.
The two schools will carry 800 students each and with that many students the district wants to make sure the parents are involved.
baby Lium is only ten months old but his parents already have his future-school in mind.
“Just trying to get all of the information we can since he's going to go there,” said Christine Anderson, Lium’s mother.
Lium would be going to the south west elementary school located at legends park at 191 and loop 250.
The architects, Parker Smith & Cooper gave a computerized gray scale model of what the school would look like.
Superintendent Dr. Ryder Warren spent a majority of the time talking about security.
“They went over a lot of the security issues, which was really nice, Anderson said.
The schools are can go into automatic lock down just by a push of a button. An intruder would have to pass at least four doors before getting to a classroom and there will be cameras located throughout the building.
This impressed many of the parents but to current students like sixth grader Addyson Hilliard, it was the new technology from smart boards and computers to tech carts and a sound system so teachers will no longer have to raise their voice in the classroom.
“I would rather go to the school than the school I’m at now ,” she said, “I like the electronics.”
Many parents asked who benefits? Dr Warren says they will revisit the attendance lines to create the neighborhood schools. Something he says hasn’t been done in years.
The north west school's location will be determined at monday night's school board meeting.
Another question, what are the names going to be for these new schools. Dr. Warren says they are putting a committee together to come up with names in October.
If you would like to be a part of that committee you can contact Dr. Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org