The Leander Independent School District has grown faster between 2013 and 2018 than any other central Texas school district. The district is expected to continue to grow by at least 1,200 students each year.
LISD Public Information Officer Corey Ryan said that 1,200 students per year means the district will need about nine or 10 new schools.
“Do we want to as a community build new schools to accomodate growth?” Ryan said. “Do we want to shuffle around boudaries to do that? Or do we want to overextend schools and have kids in portable buildings?”
The LISD School Board discussed their long-term, district-wide facility plan at the Nov. 7 meeting, addressing where they believe the new schools may be needed in the future based on current and expected growth.