Date set for rescheduled Lantana school rezoning meeting

Denton ISD officials have announced the new date for a public hearing on the proposed elementary school rezoning in Lantana.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Harpool Middle School, 9601 Stacee Lane in Lantana.  It was originally scheduled for last Thursday but was postponed due to the ice storm.

School officials held the first public hearing on Dec. 3 at Crownover Middle School in Corinth.

The rezoning applies for the 2014-15 school year and mostly affects students attending elementary schools is the southern section of the district, which includes E.P. Rayzor, Blanton, Pecan Creek, Hawk and McNair.

School officials said that rezoning is necessary because the district is building a new elementary school in Lantana that will open in August 2014 to help accommodate the rapid growth of the southern section of Denton ISD.

Elementary School No. 22 is located north of FM 407 and west of Copper Canyon Road near the Fairlin neighborhood of Lantana.

The areas being considered for rezoning include:

New Elementary School No. 22 in Lantana: The proposed areas include the Lantana neighborhoods of Sierra, Telea, Laviana, Gaillardia, Fairlin, Reata, Palmetto, Meridian, Crescent and Kendall. It will include Bartonville, Double Oak, Canyon Oaks, Copper Canyon and other areas south, west and north of FM 407 and east and west of Copper Canyon Road. See map here.

E.P. Rayzor Elementary: It will include mostly the Lantana neighborhoods of Carlisle, Wimberly, Camden,  Brazos, Sonora, Wisteria, Navarro, Magnolia and Belaire. See map here.

Hawk Elementary: The Oakmont area west of I-35, which currently attends Pecan Creek, is proposed to attend Hawk.

McNair Elementary: The Hickory Creek community that borders Bluebonnet and Redbud, who are now attending Blanton, are proposed to attend McNair.

Blanton Elementary: The attendance zone will include the current neighborhoods except for those neighborhoods mentioned above, which will be attending the new elementary school, McNair, or E.P. Rayzor. See map here.

“This meeting provides families the opportunity to plan ahead and/or have choices for the coming school year. It also is necessary for the school administrators to plan for staffing at these schools,” said Assistant Superintendent Robert Bostic.

For additional information, contact the district’s academic programs division at  (940) 369-0134.

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