Petition to Zone Greyrock Ridge to Clayton Elementary School
The Greyrock Ridge subdivision of the Circle C Ranch community is currently zoned for Baranoff Elementary School. The residents of Circle C at Greyrock petition to be re-zoned to Clayton Elementary School. There are several reasons on why this is a logical move for both the community and AISD.
-Baranoff is currently 187 seats over capacity whereas Clayton is 55 over, which is less than a third.
-Clayton is directly accessible to Greyrock (2.3 miles away) and resides in the Circle C subdivision. However, the route to Baranoff from Greyock is over three times as far, involves crossing the Slaughter Lane/Brodie Lane choke-point, and driving through the highly-congested area of Brodie Lane and Gatling Gun Road. The commute for parents is now very long and limits parental participation in their child's activities. The current bus route places a greater burden on AISD due to higher mileage fuel costs and increased longer-term maintenance.
-Bus pickup for Baranoff in Greyrock Ridge is at 6:37am. When daylight savings time ends in November, it is then dark when the children are picked up. Residents have several safety concerns regarding small children walking to the bus stop and waiting in the dark. Additionally, such an early pick up time requires children to be awake by 5:30am. This does not provide the children to have an effective day at school when their amount of sleep is deprived by their bus route.
-Greyrock Ridge is the only Circle C subdivision to be zoned outside of the Circle C community and into Shady Hollow. All Circle C residents should be zoned with their fellow residents in a Circle C school.