Save Willowridge High School From Closure, Re-Purposing, or Merging
In January 2010, the 2007 FBISD bond referendum which allocated $10.1 million to re-model Willowridge High School (WHS), was completed.
According to online records from 1995 to present from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WHS has been rated Academically Acceptable all 15 years.
WHS is the second oldest high school in the district with a rich history of tradition, and has brought significant positive recognition to the district in its 31 years of existence.
WHS is the first school in the district to annually recognize and honor volunteerism and community service of outstanding graduates, educators, and community supporters through the Willowridge Wall of Honor Banquet.
Rezoning should strongly be considered. Rezoning would keep both WHS and Marshall High School (MHS) open with increased enrollment and at the same time, relieve over-crowding at Hightower and Elkins High Schools.
We, the supporters of the WHS attendance zone, hereby petition the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees to remove any zoning options that consider closing or re-purposing WHS, or forcibly merging WHS and MHS.
We also respectfully request that no decision be made until the FBISD Chief Auxiliary Officer presents his findings to the FBISD Board of Trustees on the cost of repurposing a high school campus to open a Technology Education Center, as we feel this cost will negate the $2.06 Million savings projected with a high school closure to assist in solving the district’s budget shortfall.