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WFISD School Board Making Changes to Choice Program

The Wichita Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Monday evening to discuss several changes taking place throughout the school district starting next year.
The Wichita Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Monday evening to discuss several changes taking place throughout the school district starting next year.

WFISD School Board President Kevin Goldstein says one of the biggest changes some students and parents will see will be in the Choice program's application process. 

Goldstein says the Choice program will continue to exist for current 6th and 8th grade students.

He says everyone will have an opportunity to choose the school they attend but that the Choice period will now be 20 days instead of 30.

Goldstein says in the past, parents had several chances to get their Choice forms in after missing the first deadline but that will no longer be allowed.

He says they are looking at school's capacity levels so it's important for students and parents to get their Choice forms in as soon as possible.

"We have to be somewhat aware that some of those schools are filling up faster than others," Goldstein says. "Parents also need to be aware that you may not get your second or third choice other than your first. You may get your second or third. They need to be prepared for that as well but we're going to do our best to put the kids where you want to put them."

In addition, the school board approved a school's name change.

Washington Jackson Math-Science Center will be known as as Washington Jackson Academy starting next school year.

School board officials also put a dress code in place for Washington Jackson and Kirby students starting next year.

Goldstein says letters with information on the changes coming to the Choice program will be sent out this week and the choice forms will be mailed out in the first two weeks of February.
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