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In Pinellas, out-of-zone elementary students may be headed back to zoned schools



The Pinellas school board appears poised to take thousands of elementary school students grandfathered into schools outside of their zones and put them back into their neighborhood schools.

The move, part of a broader effort to rezone elementary schools, is likely to upset parents who don't want their children uprooted from schools they've come to call home. At the same time, it may give relief to other parents whose kids have been denied access to their neighborhood schools because so many out-of-zone kids are in the mix. At a workshop Tuesday, some members said the short term sting is necessary for long term stability.

"If we want neighborhood schools and stable (school) zones, we got to do it cold turkey," board member Peggy O'Shea said. Story here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 6:09pm]


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