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Proposals keep coming in east Pasco school rezoning effort



Despite its unanimous vote for a new set of east Pasco middle and high school attendance boundaries, an advisory committee to the School Board plans to revisit its decision this week with several added proposals in hand.

District planning director Chris Williams has sent committee members documents from several community groups advocating positions other than the one the panel adopted. Those include suggestions from families living in Meadow Pointe III, a joint proposal from the Seven Oaks and Union Park subdivisions, a plan from Meadow Pointe IV residents, and ideas from the Double Branch Elementary feeder pattern.

Members also received information about an Florida Department of Transportation review of area traffic, as well as notes from Tuesday's town hall meeting about the rezoning.

"I have sent them all to the committee for the committee's review," Williams said.

Members have the freedom to stick with their initial plan, as the Bexley Elementary rezoning panel did, or to revamp their recommendation, as the southwest middle and high school rezoning committee did. Its proposal will next go to the superintendent's office for consideration before heading to the School Board, which will hold two public hearings before a final vote.

The board can make any changes it wants from the dais before adopting the maps. The plan is to have a decision before school choice applications begin Feb. 1.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:10pm]


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