After considerable improvements and upgrades to the walk paths in South Bear Creek at Grand Heritage, Traditions at Grand Heritage, and Crestridge Meadows, these neighborhoods are now considered safe to walk by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and have been approved as a walk zone for NeSmith Elementary by the Community ISD Board of Trustees.
This walk zone designation, pictured in the map below, was made possible by the addition of sidewalk paths throughout the Crestridge, South Bear Creek, and Traditions neighborhoods, and will now make it possible for students to either ride their bicycles to and from campus, walk themselves, or be walked to and from campus by a parent/guardian. With this new change, NeSmith Elementary will be adding several new bike racks to the front of the elementary school to accommodate the expected increase in students riding to and from campus.
In addition, Community ISD will have a table at the City of Lavon's Bicycle Safety Rodeo event on July 27 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at Lavon's City Hall Park. This event will feature free t-shirts, free snow cones, free reflectors, and plenty of information about proper bicycle safety. The event will end with a foam party in the park!
This change does also make NeSmith students living in these areas ineligible to receive transportation to and from campus from Community ISD. Edge Middle School and Community High School students living in these areas that were previously eligible for transportation remain eligible for those services, and were unaffected by this new designation. Parents/guardians can still drive their students to and from campus as well.
If you have questions about your student(s)' eligibility for transportation services, please reach out to our Director of Transportation, Terry Buse, at Terry.Buse@communityisd.org.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we make this transition for the 2023-24 school year!