On Oct. 13, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees met during a Special Called Meeting and unanimously approved the exchange and purchase of four parcels of land to be used for future FBISD schools and facilities. The four parcels are located in two general areas including the Harvest Green Development near Travis High School and Sienna Plantation. The Harvest Green land was purchased out of the general fund, and will be reimbursed if the November bond passes. The Sienna Plantation land was purchased with funds from the 2007 bond. Adjacent to Travis High School in the Harvest Green Development, FBISD exchanged 4.188 acres of property along the rapidly developing Grand Parkway corridor that is just north of the school, with a 12.981 acres site in the same development. FBISD plans to use the nearly 13 acres to build an Agricultural (AG) Facility for students in the west side of the District. The Agricultural Facility was funded by the 2007 Bond Project and will be the third Ag facility in the district. Also, in the Harvest Green Development southwest of Travis High School, the Board approved the purchase of 16.678 acres to build a future elementary school. In Sienna Plantation, the District exchanged 14.997 acres in an area that is not in the immediate path of development for an alternative 15-acre site in Sienna Plantation closer to Ridge Point High School to build an elementary school. Because the new land is located in an area that is currently undergoing development, FBISD will benefit from infrastructure improvements that are already in the works. Adjacent to the new 15-acre elementary school site in Sienna Plantation, the District also purchased 31.914 acres to be used for a middle school.
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