Once again the topic of closing down Mary R. Garcia Elementary has made the Alice ISD school board agenda.

The issue, placed on the April 3 agenda, is in the preliminary stage and it doesn't mean that the campus is closing, officials said.

According to Interim Superintendent Willie Ruiz, this is an option the board needs to know is available.

Currently, there are 177 students enrolled at the campus, but approximately 70 students are not from that school zone.

When elementary and intermediate students register for school each year, the campus they attend is determined by the school zone they live in. But sometimes classes in certain campus are full and students must attend another campus.

Ruiz wants to discuss enrollment and financial numbers with the board. At a later date the board can set a public hearing to get parent input about the issue.

The informational item was placed on the agenda in 2014 by former superintendent Dr. Grace Everett. She explained the reason for the item and gave options that the district could take if they decided to close down one of the district's oldest schools.

Also on the agenda is the discussion with Texas Association of School Boards consultant regarding the superintendent search process.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the board room on Coyote Trail.