Friday, November 10, 2017
By Todd Riddle
 

FBISD Outlines Zoning Proposals for New Sienna Schools

Following extensive public input, Fort Bend Independent School District is developing boundary maps for the new Donald Leonetti Elementary and Ronald Thornton Middle School underway now in Sienna Plantation.

The proposed boundary plan will be presented at the Jan. 9 board workshop, with trustees scheduled to vote on the options during the regular board meeting Jan. 23.

Key points from the plan for Leonetti Elementary — which impacts zoning at Schiff Elementary and Sienna Crossing Elementary in Sienna Plantation — is for all of the Village of Sawmill Lake and a portion of the Village of Shipman’s Landing to be zoned to the new elementary, opening in August 2017. Part of the Village of Shipman’s Landing would move to Scanlan Oaks Elementary, while the boundary for Schiff Elementary would be redefined by the future Fort Bend Toll Road on the south and Sienna Parkway to the east. Students leaving Schiff Elementary would now attend Sienna Crossing.

When Thornton Middle School opens in August 2018, all of the students from Leonetti Elementary and Scanlan Oaks Elementary will feed into the new middle school. All of the students from Schiff Elementary and Sienna Crossing Elementary would attend Baines Middle School, located in Sienna Plantation. Students at Heritage Rose Elementary would be split between Sienna’s two on-site middle schools. 

Maps of the proposed zoning areas are available online.

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