We are committed to collaborating with our community to find solutions to address growing student enrollment and efficient use of our existing buildings. No changes to attendance zoning or building usage have been made yet, as we want to make sure we understand the wishes of our families as part of a patient, deliberate process.
Please allow us to provide an update on our progress.
Important things to know
- New attendance zones for the 2022-23 school year were approved by the Board of Trustees at its Feb. 25, 2021 meeting. New zones are in place to accommodate the opening of Carol Ann North Elementary School in the Bryson community.
- The Board may consider districtwide attendance zoning changes for the 2023-24 school year. The December 2021 zoning exercise showcased the potential impact of a districtwide zoning process but does not represent a final or viable plan.
- A formal zoning process would include multiple opportunities for community feedback through meetings and surveys.
- Due to voters not approving proposition A in the November 2021 bond, we will not be able to construct and open a new school for the 2023-24 school year.
- We have not sold any land nor do we have any immediate plans to sell land the district owns for future school locations.
- You can review the feedback we have collected for our Jan.13, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting in these post-Bond election reports.
- At the Jan. 13 meeting, Trustees agreed to form a Board subcommittee (Trustees Anna Smith, Elexis Grimes and Aaron Johnson) to work with district staff on long-range planning. Any action items from the committee’s work would come to the full Board of Trustees. The committee will also provide regular updates to the full Board.
Our demographer predicts more than 9,000 new students will enroll in our schools over the next decade and many of our older campuses are due for renovations and capital improvements. We’re gathering information and examining different strategies to address these challenges and are committed to transparency as we do so.
Our demographer expects continued rapid growth in the city of Leander and stalled growth or declining enrollment in Cedar Park and Austin. Based on community feedback and at the direction of our Board of Trustees, we will consider additional planning, rezoning and other election priorities before scheduling a future bond election.
Please continue to read Board Briefs and Board meeting agendas as we engage in this process. You can also look for meetings by visiting our district calendar or subscribing to the calendar feed (Google or iCal). Board meetings are usually held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, but please visit the calendar or Board of Trustees webpage to confirm.
Board members can be reached through Let’s Talk. Please watch our communication channels for future opportunities to visit with board members in person at a Board Cafe event.
To understand rezoning discussions, also:
- know your neighborhood code,
- understand our current zoning process, and
- review the latest demographic report to see how neighborhoods are growing or declining.
Thank you for your interest in long-range facilities planning to create the most efficient and effective learning spaces for the children of our community.