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September 28, 2021 


A Granbury ISD Long Range Planning Committee held its first meeting on September 27, 2021, in the Granbury High School auditorium. 

Opening the series of meetings was Bob Templeton of Templeton Demographics, who has provided enrollment growth analysis to the school district in 2013 and semiannually since 2019.  Templeton summarized current student enrollment, which increased by 266 (3.6%) to 7,735 students for the current school year.  

The demographer reported on local population increases and economic conditions, including unemployment and housing; Templeton specifically discussed current and future homebuilding in 12 residential subdivisions in Granbury and Cresson.  He concluded with a ten-year forecast that would mean GISD exceeding 9,000 students in the 2026-27 school year and almost 11,000 students by the 2031-22 school year. 

Future speakers will include financial advisor Josh McLaughlin of BOK Financial Securities and Paul Thompson of the Huckabee architectural firm. 

Breakout sessions cover several academic areas including media centers and experience classrooms, elementary magnet programs, early childhood initiatives, career and technical education programs of study including aviation and construction science, an alternative high school preparatory academy, and post-secondary programs that include dual credit and dual enrollment classes.  Also included are expansion of space for the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC and rifle team, campus facility needs due to overcrowding, potential infrastructure projects, and bond oversight for coordinating construction. 

The LRPC follows the G2025 strategic plan, which school board trustees adopted in May 2019 to establish goals and objectives for the district. 

Information regarding the LRPC, including the demographic presentation, is available on the district website at