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Proposed Rezoning of Carlton Woods Creekside

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Dear Tomball ISD Board Members,

We, as residents of Carlton Woods Creekside, believe our students should remain in attendance at Creekside Forest Elementary School. A realignment of our students to Timber Creek Elementary School poses a risk to their safe and timely arrival on campus, as well as an undue burden on our students to attend school outside of their community campus. Specifically:

1. If our students are rezoned to Timber Creek, we would be the ONLY school in the district to pass TWO other campuses to get to our zoned campus. This is especially egregious for young elementary students. It creates an undue hardship on our neighborhood students that is not equitable across the district.

2. By removing these students from Creekside Forest Elementary and bussing them to Timber Creek, they will no longer be able to attend school in their immediate community; thereby forgoing the opportunity to take advantage of neighborhood routes for walkers and bikers to arrive safely on campus. Additionally, considering the volume of drivers on the heavily traveled Kuykendahl corridor, bus transportation turning left out of the neighborhood is at considerable and undue risk for these young children.

3. Given the traffic patterns on Kuykendahl Road recently documented by TxDOT and the imminent multi-year roadway construction plans, realignment to a different campus would place students in a lengthy commute to school, which is unnecessary given the close proximity and access to Creekside using the Branson Road route.

We respectfully request that the Board deny the committee’s request to implement a realignment of our neighborhood to Timber Creek and keep our students at Creekside Forest Elementary as they are currently zoned.

The Residents of Carlton Woods Creekside

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