Leander ISD released a fourth zoning scenario for Elementary School No. 30 after the board of trustees rejected administration's zoning recommendation at a Jan. 18 meeting.

The newest rezoning proposal accounts for updated functional capacities at elementary campuses.

What you need to know

The district is receiving community input on a fourth zoning scenario for Elementary School No. 30, which is set to open in August.

Over 920 students would be impacted by the fourth scenario, with 552 zoned for Elementary School No. 30, according to district documents. Click here to view the district’s interactive zoning map.
  • 302 from Bagdad Elementary to Elementary School No. 30
  • 250 from Plain Elementary to Elementary School No. 30
  • 173 from Larkspur Elementary to North Elementary
  • 144 from Tarvin Elementary to Larkspur
  • 31 from Plain to Camacho Elementary
  • 27 from Camacho to Bagdad
Community members may attend two in-person forums or complete an online survey to provide their feedback, according to the district's website. Community forums will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Feb. 6 at Camacho Elementary
  • Feb. 8 at Plain Elementary
How we got here

The board of trustees voted against adopting a third zoning scenario recommended by district officials at a Jan. 18 meeting after a monthslong rezoning process that began in September.

The third zoning scenario caused confusion and mistrust among community members by increasing the functional capacity at North Elementary, Place 6 board member Francesca Romans said. Some board members requested administrators improve the district’s rezoning process entirely and use updated campus capacity numbers to inform future zoning scenarios.

For the fourth scenario, the district developed a new formula to determine functional capacity by working with consultant firm thinkSMART planning, according to the district's website. The district previously determined functional capacity through numbers provided by campus principals, which resulted in a lack of consistency across the district.

The new formula multiplies the maximum class size by the number of classrooms, which is then multiplied by an efficiency factor of 85%, according to the website. Some campus capacities increased by up to 327 students under the formula; however, “functional capacity will not vary from year to year” moving forward, the website states.