Pinellas still tweaking high school zones
The Pinellas school district is making two more proposed changes to its high school zones - one of them very much anticipated based on the discussion at the last board workshop, the other less so.
Last week the district informed the parents of 39 rising 8th graders that they will be zoned for Palm Harbor University High next year instead of Tarpon Springs High. A majority of the board indicated at the Feb. 8 workshop that it supports that change.
The district also informed the parents of 24 other rising 8th graders that they will be zoned for Dunedin High instead of Palm Harbor University High.
At the workshop, board members directed Janssen to come up with a recommendation for that piece of Pinellas, which was in the southwest corner of the Palm Harbor zone but within Dunedin city limits. There was some discussion about whether it made sense to suggest such a change so late in the rezoning process.
Dee Burns, director of student assignment, said in an email that the two changes were made "based on board workshops, district listening sessions and the data review process." She said other recommended changes to the original rezoning recommendations will be discussed at the March 8 board workshop. The final vote on the zoning changes is March 15.
To see a map of the two, new, proposed changes, click on the attachment below.