The district has held several community meetings for residents to share input on the rezoning process, which district staff said during a Dec. 4 workshop brings plans to a crossroads: choosing to adjust boundaries just enough to balance capacity as the district works to build more schools, or pursuing a more impactful rezoning to allocate students among its existing campuses and the two under construction.
Officials have not yet shared which methodology will guide the remainder of the rezoning process, but did share that final recommendations will be brought to the board of trustees in January.
To address ongoing growth needs of its student population, GISD will open San Gabriel Elementary School and the new Benold Middle School for the 2024-25 school year. Attendance boundaries for the district's elementary and middle schools will be adjusted to reallocate students to each of the district's soon-to-be 11 elementary schools and four middle schools. The old Benold Middle School campus will eventually be repurposed into a new elementary school.
The district has also released proposed boundary updates for its elementary and middle schools. Superintendent Devin Padavil said they could change as the district receives more input from families.