‘No transportation zones’ set for two new NBISD campuses to take effect during 2021-22 school year

School districts are not required to provide transportation for students who live within 2 miles of a campus, according to the Texas Education Agency.  (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
School districts are not required to provide transportation for students who live within 2 miles of a campus, according to the Texas Education Agency. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

School districts are not required to provide transportation for students who live within 2 miles of a campus, according to the Texas Education Agency. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The New Braunfels ISD board of trustees elected Jan. 11 to carry “no transportation zones” over to two new campuses scheduled to begin operating during the 2021-22 school year.

Students who live within 2 miles of the New Braunfels Ninth Grade Center, located at 4150 Klein Meadows, and the future New Braunfels Middle School, located on South Walnut Avenue, will not be provided transportation by the school district to the campuses.

“The Texas Education Agency does not cover any transportation for students who live less than 2 miles around the campus,” NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba said.

The district utilized Transfinder, a software used to calculate bus routing and scheduling, to map the zoning changes, Moczygemba said.

In areas where students would have to cross hazardous traffic and where road construction is underway or planned for the near future, transportation will be provided for students, Moczygemba said.


Due to construction along Klein Road, students who live near portions of the roadway that are under construction will be offered transportation despite being within the 2-mile zone.

The Voss Farms subdivision, which is only partially included in the zone, will be separated along a creek that divides the neighborhood, according to the district.

“We’re not going to have one kid on one side of the street walking and provide transportation to the other side,” Moczygemba said.

After the new New Braunfels Middle School is completed this summer, students will begin using the building, and the Ninth Grade Center will be relocated to the current New Braunfels Middle School building.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.