Order set for Pasco school rezoning hearings
The Pasco County School Board has set its schedule for hearing input Tuesday on three attendance zone revision proposals.
People interested in the southwest Pasco middle and high school boundaries will go first, followed by those involved in the east Pasco middle and high school zones. The Bexley Elementary rezoning will be third.
The board meeting begins at 6 p.m., and each public hearing has been scheduled for an hour. Board chairman Allen Altman has said he does not intend to allow added time.
Board members will have time to make comments and give instructions to the staff after listening to speakers. However, the board will not take a final vote until it holds a second public hearing on Jan. 17.
The two middle-high school rezonings have been hotly debated since fall. Residents have flooded board member and administrator email inboxes advocating their positions, and offered their views at almost every board meeting in that time frame.
Criticisms have emerged about the process, which many have found opaque as they've struggled to understand the recommendations that have come forward both from the advisory committees and then from the superintendent's office. Board members have said they are studying all the available data as they prepare for the hearings.