Though this update is a little bit late, the Star-Telegram states that FWISD will most likely select the site behind First Command and Ahavath Sholom for the Tanglewood relief school.
According to the article, Ahavath Sholom had planned to use their empty property for an assisted living community. Here are my suggestions that would still allow Ahavath Sholom to use most of their empty property (around 3 acres) and maintain an adequate-sized swath of property (roughly 9 acres) for the Tanglewood relief school.
Personally I would prefer to see the new school be built at the southeast corner of Bellaire and Ranch View, or in Riverhills, in order to keep the school in a neighborhood setting.
I agree wholeheartedly. Schools, especially elementary schools should be built off the traffic grid. FWISD has a poor record of buying property from "friends" and that property never being appropriate for an actual school location. Once the school board can get their intestional components together enough to agree on what is legally Ethical, then they should try to focus on a logical policy on where to locate schools. This can be difficult given that we are provided elected novice school board members per the state constitution and associated state regulations. Students and parents deserve better.
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