Stories to follow in 2019: Fort Bend ISD begins new round of rezoning for elementary, high schools


What we reported: Planning for anticipated growth, Fort Bend ISD leaders proposed rezoning various school boundaries for the 2019-20 school year that resulted from the 2018 Facilities Master Planning process and the voter-approved 2018 bond program. The district expects student enrollment to grow 7 percent over the next five years and then another 5 percent in the next four years, according to the 2018 FBISD Demographic Update study compiled by Population and Survey Analysts in February 2018. The rezoning process also involves projects included in the bond.

The latest: FBISD presented multiple rezoning options to the community in December 2018. Rezoning is proposed for nine elementary schools near the new Elementary 51 in the Aliana community, as well as to balance enrollment at Elkins, Hightower, Marshall, Ridge Point and Willowridge high schools. Elkins and Ridge Point are expected to exceed capacity beginning in 2019.

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