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New attendance zones for Holiday, Wesley Chapel schools get initial OK



Pasco County's two newest schools - Anclote High and Watergrass Elementary - took a step closer to having students assigned to them today. The School Board unanimously approved the proposed attendance zones (see the maps on the school district Web site) without a single change.

If finally approved on Feb. 17, Anclote High in Holiday will take about 700 teens from Mitchell High and another 300 from Gulf High. Watergrass Elementary in Wesley Chapel will get about half of Wesley Chapel Elementary's 1,000 students, bringing that school down to its capacity for the first time in years.

No one from the community came to comment, generating praise from the School Board for the planning staff.

"I don't mean to ruin the moment, but ...," planning director Chris Williams responded. "As you may or may not be aware, we will be reviewing the (high school) EEE boundary (in Hudson). And with that we will be looking at every middle and high school on the west side."

That process is to begin next month.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:13am]


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