Keep Bonbrook Plantation & Bonbrook Lakes On The Maroon Track!

Keep Bonbrook Plantation & Bonbrook Lakes On The Maroon Track!

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Vi Tran started this petition to LCISD ABC Committee and

The Bonbrook subdivision has been on the maroon track since George Ranch High School first opened in 2010. Recently, we were informed that our subdivision might be rezoned to Wright Junior High and Randle High School. While we are confident that these schools will perform well, there are several reasons we believe Bonbrook should remain on the maroon track.

As many of you may already know, we were rezoned from Williams Elementary to Carter Elementary last year.  As a result, our kids lost their friends from other subdivisions who are currently attending Williams. Many of them have to try extremely hard to make new friends at Carter and are truly looking forward to reuniting with their old classmates once they get to Polly Ryon Middle School. If we get rezoned once again, our children would be the only ones attending Wright Junior High from Carter Elementary and are at risk of losing connections with the rest of the Carter students. We do not think that it is fair nor beneficial for our children to go through this process all over again. Kids should not have to deal with so many changes, especially during this difficult time with Covid19. We urge you to not split our kids from the rest of Carter so they can continue on to secondary with the support system they already have. 

Bonbrook should remain on the maroon track because it will prevent major traffic jams and many unforeseen car accidents.  If we are zoned to the Randle Track, Bonbrook residents will have to join Rivers Run, Rivers Mist, Summer Lakes, Summer Park's residents, and numerous busses to make a left turn from Reading to FM 2977 to get into these schools. This traffic would be unbearable especially during traffic hours. Many of us are working parents and cannot afford to sit in traffic for a long period of time. We understand that there is an alternative route on Rohan rd, however;  parents, teenage students, along with all the busses have to risk their lives to turn left on a street with hundreds of cars going in the opposite direction at the speed of over 50 miles per hour.  We can avoid these issues altogether by allowing Bonbrook to take Reading or Meyers Rd to The George Ranch Complex since we are already on the east side of Benton. Doing so will not only alleviate traffic but also make it convenient for parents who have children at both Carter Elementary and Polly Ryon/Reading Junior High/George Ranch High School. These parents wouldn't have to drop their younger child off at Carter then drive over four miles in the opposite direction to Randle when George Ranch is less than two miles away.

The majority of Bonbrook residents are in disagreement with zoning option #1 that LCISD presented.  This option is not only harmful to our children's development due to constantly being rezoned but is also ineffective in relieving Lamar High School. If we go with this option, Lamar High School will be at 124% capacity while George Ranch is only at 90% by 2024.  The number looks even worse when we compare Wessendorf at 103% and Ryon at 58% in 2024. Why are we going to rezone the schools just to make one school be well under capacity at the expense of another school? Is this what is best for our students and teachers?  While we are truly grateful that the ABC committee provided seven additional zoning options, many of these options mirror option 1 and do not help with enrollment numbers at Lamar High School.  After reviewing these maps and enrollment projections, we truly believe that option 2 is best for our children's development, public safety, and is most effective in relieving Lamar and George Ranch High School. Please look into the benefits that option 2 provides and vote for Bonbrook to stay on the maroon track.

We trust that the ABC Committee will take our suggestion into consideration and make a decision that is best for our children and community.  We appreciate your time to read this and all the hard work that you put in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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