More on re-zoning in Pinellas
For those keeping tabs on re-zoning in Pinellas, there's some data to look at, a video to watch and another workshop discussion coming up soon.
Nine zoned elementary schools in Pinellas have more than 100 students each who live outside their zones, and 37 have more than 50 each, according to data, attached below, that was sent to board members via the latest Friday Update newsletter. The chart shows the enrollment at each zoned elementary, the number of out-of-zone students at each and the number of in-zone students who can't get in.
The board also received a list of 37 elementary schools that will NOT be rezoned for 2012-13. That doesn't mean the others will be re-zoned; it just means a determination hasn't been made yet. That list is also attached below.
Interim Pinellas superintendent John Stewart addressed zoning in this new district video. Here's one snippet:
"It's really not right to ask the parents of school children that have schools close to them to bus their children to another location because someone outside that zone is attending their school. Let's be fair to everybody. Attend the school closest to you. And let's make every school in Pinellas County a fabulous place for children to go and learn together with children closest to that school."
Finally, re-zoning has been added to tomorrow's workshop agenda. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. Tomorrow's board meeting begins at 5 p.m.