Attendance Zoning

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Leander ISD determine attendance boundaries?

Each October, Leander ISD receives an annual demographic update from Population and Survey Analysts (PASA). By studying student residential locations, potential growth and decline, housing trends, and economic factors inherent to the district. PASA studied the expected long‐term trends for the district, and created a dataset to use in planning for the next 10 years. Attendance Zoning Recommendations:

  • Must provide for safety and efficiency.
  • Shall not be constrained by previous attendance zone actions or guidelines.
  • Shall not be constrained by the current boundary lines.
  • Utilize the enrollment projections, construction schedules, and other pertinent data as a basis for development.
  • Wherever possible, should include balanced enrollment sizes at existing campuses (and considering campus capacities) in preference to opening new buildings.
  • Neighborhood code designations may only be adjusted by administration.

What is the Board Review process?

The Board process is as follows:

  1. District staff develop possible attendance zoning scenarios and present them to the Board of Trustees at consecutive scheduled meetings.
  2. Board recommends a scenario to be presented to the community for feedback.
  3. Staff presents recommended scenario to the community at two least public feedback meetings.
  4. Staff summarizes feedback and presents to the Board for review.
  5. Board reviews feedback.
  6. Staff makes necessary adjustments and presents to the Board.
  7. Board adopts zoning that will take effect the year the school opens.

How are final decisions made?

The Board will evaluate presented scenarios, taking into consideration necessary criteria and feedback from the public/community. Upon completion of this process, the Board will adopt the school attendance zones.

How can I share input on zoning changes? 

In an effort to increase the opportunities for community members and/or parents, the District is providing the following methods for feedback:

  • Click on the Let’s Talk link or link toward the bottom of the page, then choose the appropriate topic from the blue buttons.
  • You can also contact the Facility and Operations department at 512-570-0400.
  • Staff will conduct at least two public feedback meetings to present the recommended scenario. Please check the Meetings tab for updates on these future dates.

If we are rezoned, will this be the only time?

Leander ISD will continue to open schools to meet the needs of student enrollment growth. The district will always try to not move students within the same grade group (elementary, high school, middle school) more than twice in a two-year period.

If I am rezoned, will I be able to choose to stay at my current school?

When LISD opens a new school, a reverse moratoria is placed on that campus the first year it opens. Reverse moratoria means that no voluntary transfer requests out of that campus would be approved, however there are limited exceptions to this. For more information, visit the Student Transfers page on the LISD district website.

More information about Attendance Zones

Updated on February 28, 2019

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