The Denton ISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 11 approved attendance boundary changes for elementary schools in the southern section of the district– which include Lantana’s two existing schools– to accommodate a new elementary school being built in Lantana.
The rezoning will take effect this fall and will impact students attending E.P. Rayzor, Blanton, Pecan Creek, Hawk, Nelson and McNair Elementary.
Lantana’s new unnamed Elementary School No. 22, which will open in August, is located next to the Fairlin neighborhood near the intersection of FM 407 and Copper Canyon Road.
Students from the following Lantana neighborhoods will attend Elementary School No. 22: Sierra, Telea, Laviana, Gaillardia, Fairlin, Palmetto, Meridian, Crescent, Kendall and Reata. Students from 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 will also feed into the new school.
E.P. Rayzor Elementary will include the Lantana neighborhoods of Carlisle, Wimberly, Camden, Brazos, Sonora, Wisteria, Navarro, Magnolia, Laurel, Dakota, Sandlin, Brenham and Bellaire.
The current neighborhoods zoned for Blanton Elementary will remain the same except those listed above, which will be attending the new elementary school or E.P. Rayzor.
Officials from Lantana’s two fresh water supply districts are conducting a survey of the community’s sidewalks to ensure students zoned to Elementary School No. 22 can safely walk or bike to school.
Preliminary estimates put the bill to add sidewalks needed to connect neighborhoods to the school at $70 to $75-thousand.
For more information about the rezoning, call the school district at 940-369-0134 or visit www.dentonisd.org.