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The 2015 Alcuin School Rezoning

Alcuin School on Churchill Way requested a zoning change to increase the number allowed in grades 10, 11, and 12 from 35 to 135, to create a small high school within the school.  They did not ask to increase the total number of students.

After extensive negotiations, an Agreement was reached between the school and the Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association and other neighbors.  The zoning change was approved by the Dallas City Council on April 8, 2015.

The final piece was a commitment by Alcuin to fund $100,000 a year for 10 years to provide Security Patrols in the neighborhood near Alcuin.  With these revisions, our association supported the zoning change.  See Alcuin's 




Q:  Will this increase traffic?

A:  Alcuin was already allowed 700 students.  The amended zoning will not increase allowed student count.  The school hours for high school will start and end 30 minutes later, and will not add to existing traffic peaks.  

Q:  Can we expect the school to continue making zoning changes?

A:  The school granted a private deed restriction to our Association that states they cannot increase the enrollment cap of 700 on the current property or increase high school students in grades 10-11-12 above the new limit of 135, for a period of at least 15 years.

Q:  Explain the Security Patrols.

A:  Alcuin is providing $100,000 per year for 10 years for Security Patrols, guaranteed by a binding legal agreement.  The patrols funded by Alcuin will cover the streets on this map.  Nearby residential areas may be added, but only at their own expense.

Q:  Who will manage the Patrol service?

A:  The legal agreement appoints the Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association


The Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association would like to thank Alcuin School for offering the patrols.  Our board believes that this zoning agreement will be beneficial for both the school and the neighborhood.


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