Leander ISD may begin creating new attendance zones for Elementary School No. 30 in late October.

What's happening?

LISD Chief Operations Officer Jimmy Disler presented the proposed process and timeline for zoning the district’s 30th elementary campus, which is opening in 2024, at an Oct. 5 board of trustees meeting.

If approved by the board, the district is expected to release a zoning scenario to the community Oct. 27 informed by new data from its demographer. Attendance zones would be finalized in December following a vote from the board, Disler said.

Community members may give their input on the scenario from Oct. 27-Nov. 10 through an electronic survey and community forums at Plain Elementary. The district could also consider a second scenario if modifications are needed, Disler said.

The breakdown
  • Oct. 27: district releases zoning scenario
  • Oct. 27-Nov. 10: district receives community input
  • Nov. 13 or 27: district creates recommendation
  • Nov. 14 or 28: Long-Range Planning Committee reviews recommendation
  • Nov: 30: district presents recommendation to board
  • Dec. 14: board votes on attendance zones
What else?

LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing gave an update on the campus' construction at the Oct. 5 meeting.

Crews were pouring the building’s slab and building insulated tilt wall panels on-site, which are scheduled to go up over the coming weeks, Gearing said. He said drilling was underway for geothermal wells that will provide energy efficiency and that the district was working with the city of Leander to develop surrounding roads.

“It takes a lot to put an elementary school of this size on the ground,” Gearing said.

In case you missed it

Elementary School No. 30 will open in August 2024 at the intersection of San Gabriel Parkway and North Bagdad Road to relieve capacity at Bagdad and Plain elementary schools. The school is one of at least four elementary campuses the district plans to open over the next 10 years to accommodate growth in the northern part of the district.

The new zoning for Elementary School No. 30 comes just months after the district rezoned its middle and high schools for the 2024-25 school year.

What’s next?

The board will vote on the proposed zoning process and scenario at an Oct. 26 meeting.