In December, the district's attendance boundary committee presented an array of proposals for attendance boundary changes, several of which involved closing one or more elementary schools.
Over the next two months, the district narrowed down the proposals to just two options: one that would see Dessau Elementary School close and another that would realign attendance boundaries for some high schools.
At a Feb. 23 board meeting, district staff recommended the district move forward with only the high school portion of the plan. Trustees voted unanimously to accept the recommendation.
The high school boundary changes will result in approximately 560 Weiss High School students being relocated to Pflugerville and Connally high schools. Hendrickson High School's attendance boundaries will remain unchanged.
Superintendent Doug Killian said the district will consider other means to cut costs this school year, but urged the importance of action at the legislative level to bring lasting financial relief. Namely, he said an increase to the basic allotment would be vital to the district's recovery.
"Going into next year and making whatever cuts we can will buy us some time," Killian said. "With that said, without any intervention and more state aid, we're going to be right back here in January 2024."
The new attendance boundaries will go into effect in the 2023-24 school year.