Re-evaluate Purple Sage Elementary School splitting into Pearson Ranch Middle School
Student Parents of Purple Sage Elementary School -- IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED. Please sign this petition immediately.
We, the parent(s) of Purple Sage Elementary students, would like the RRISD Board of Trustees to re-evaluate the proposed middle and high school attendance and consider not splitting Purple Sage Elementary School to Pearson Ranch Middle School and McNeil High School.
RRISD Board of Trustees are proposing that Purple Sage be split and some of the students attend Pearson Ranch Middle School and others attend Grisham Middle School. Details aren't totally clear, but stated in the latest Middle School Attendance Public Review and Recommendation on pgs. 26, 28, and 29. Link is... http://www.boarddocs.com/tx/rrisd/Board.nsf/files/AEQSKH72F4C8/$file/I.101316%20Middle%20School%20Attendance%20Zone%20-%20Public%20Hearing%20Review.pdf.
Not only will our students be split in middle school, but then possibly again in high school.
Social relationships built by students and parents will diminish when the consistency of our children's schooling is split... An important aspect of the student's development; emotionally and academically. Also, this can affect building a strong PTA support which will affect funding, quality teachers, and capabilities for schools to thrive.
Lastly, the commute to school will more than double through highly congested areas during rush hour. This not only adds to current traffic issues, but would risk our children's safety.
This is especially true when it comes to the Riviera Springs neighborhood... Over 5 miles one-way to Pearson Ranch Middle School vs. 2 miles one-way to Grisham Middle School.
Therefore, we cannot support this plan.
We are seeking to work with the board and administration to modify and present an alternate proposal which we feel better aligns with the Guiding Principles while accomplishing the goals of the original proposal.
Above all, we seek to do what is best for the students of RRISD.
- Purple Sage student families of RRISD
This petition will be delivered to:
Board of Trustees
Round Rock ISD
Dr. Steve Flores