Tomball ISD District Zone Committee to reconvene for junior high boundary realignment; public forum scheduled

The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee held an open public forum in November to hear from the community about recommended changes to elementary school boundaries in southern TISD. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee held an open public forum in November to hear from the community about recommended changes to elementary school boundaries in southern TISD. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee held an open public forum in November to hear from the community about recommended changes to elementary school boundaries in southern TISD. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Tomball ISD District Zone Committee is slated to reconvene Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 for committee meetings to discuss realigning junior high school boundaries in preparation for Junior High School No. 4 opening in 2021, according to TISD information.

The committee, a group of parents and TISD staff, met throughout October to consider creating new boundaries for elementary and junior high schools, which were recommended to the board in December. New attendance boundaries for elementary schools in southern TISD were unanimously approved Dec. 10 and will take effect for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.


However, the board of trustees took no action in December to approve the committee's recommendation for new junior high boundaries, which would take effect for the 2021-22 school year. Junior High School No. 4 is slated to open in August 2021, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

The committee will hold two meetings from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 at the TISD Staff Development Center, located at 1302 Keefer Road, Tomball. Meetings are open to the public, but discussion will be limited to committee members, according to TISD information. However, an open public forum where residents can share comments and ask questions is scheduled for Jan. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Staff Development Center.

The new junior high and elementary school—named Grand Oaks Elementary—will be located at the Elmer & Dorothy Beckendorf Complex at Cypress Rosehill Road and the Grand Parkway.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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