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New west Pasco school rezoning map posted



Southwest Pasco County parents wanting more details about which middle and high schools their children might be zoned for next fall can now see the proposed map that an advisory committee narrowly adopted on Thursday.

The school district has posted the middle school and high school maps on its rezoning website. The major decisions include drawing the Longleaf and Starkey Ranch subdivisions into the River Ridge middle-high zone, and moving students north of Moog Road and west of Little Road into the Gulf High zone.

Many other communities that worried about being rezoned did not get affected in the final recommendation, which next goes to the School Board for a Dec. 20 public hearing.

A second rezoning effort also is occurring for east Pasco middle and high schools, with a parent town hall its next stop. Some parents have complained that the district's data on key maps was incorrect and might have led to a different recommendation than that committee has made. 

District planning officials have reviewed the numbers and told the Gradebook that the parents are correct. The staff intends to revise the information in time for future meetings, they said, and will ask the committee if the updates change the members' vote.

Nothing is scheduled to happen until after the Thanksgiving break.

[Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2016 10:20am]


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