The Tomball District Zone Committee presented its proposed changes to junior high boundaries for the 2021-2022 academic year in Tomball ISD during a public meeting Jan. 30.

TISD Chief Operating Officer Steven Gutierrez said the new boundaries could be approved by the board of trustees Feb. 11.

The committee, which is comprised of TISD staff and parent representatives, is seeking feedback from affected communities while trying to optimize space and maintain neighborhood unity so that students can remain with their current groups.

A main goal for the committee is reducing the student population at Willow Wood Junior High from 1,506 to less than 1,000.

“For several years, we have exceeded capacity [at Willow Wood],” Gutierrez said. “We have brought in temporary buildings to increase capacity, but their enrollment has continued to grow.”

The new boundaries will divert students to the new junior high school, which will have a capacity of 1,500 students, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Gutierrez said the committee largely heard support for the proposed changes from the community, but feedback will continue to be accepted in both an online survey and public meetings prior to presenting the changes to the board of trustees Feb. 11.

The committee will meet again for public comments Feb. 6 prior to the board meeting.