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New boundaries planned for Wesley Chapel area elementary schools

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March

The Quail Hollow Elementary School attendance zone won't necessarily look the same after the Pasco County school district reopens the campus in a couple of years.

District planning director Chris Williams tells the Gradebook that the administration plans to pull together a committee to review boundaries for Quail Hollow and surrounding schools, particularly Veterans and Wesley Chapel elementary schools, after Quail Hollow is rebuilt. At that time, Williams said, it's likely that the Quail Hollow zone will expand to take in some homes currently assigned to Veterans and Wesley Chapel.

Each of those two schools have grown to capacity or beyond, while Quail Hollow has stood nearly 150 children short of its capacity for several years. Once rebuilt, Quail Hollow will be able to take in students from those more populated areas, Williams said.

The district plans to close Quail Hollow in the fall to renovate it. At that time, the School Board also is expected to eliminate the current Quail Hollow attendance boundaries, reflecting new assignments of children into Wesley Chapel and Watergrass elementary schools. No date has been scheduled for that action. The board has yet to formally approve the temporary closure of Quail Hollow or Shady Hills, two 1970s-era buildings with myriad maintenance needs.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:41pm]

    

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