The Corpus Christi School Board is dealing with some growing pains, and board members held a special called meeting Tuesday morning to discuss plans to rezone the district.
For example, Kaffie Middle School is already at capacity. This all stems from rapid growth on the city’s south side over the past few years.
“So most pressing would be how can we alleviate and accommodate some current overcrowding, especially what we’re expecting to start in the next school year,” CCISD Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez said.
Board members were told that Veterans Memorial High School is expected to reach capacity within the next two years.
“We have a lot of shift going on in our city out to the south side, and a lot of new families coming into Corpus Christi,” Hernandez said.
Potential changes may include shifting students from crowded middle schools to schools with more room and a smaller student population. Changes to “feeder schools” are also being considered.
“Right now we have split-feeder systems, which means that we have some of our middle schools that are feeding more than one high school,” said Dr. Elda Garcia, the district’s director of assessment and accountability.
Board members said the next step is seeking a response from the public.
“We’ll get it out to the community with our parents and let them hear what we’ve presented today for them to give us more feedback,” Hernandez said.
As of right now, none of the plan has been finalized. However, the superintendent said the board hopes to have a final plan by the end of the current school year.
As early as this August, some Kaffie Middle School students could be shifted to Adkins Middle School to make more room.