Parents in Pasco County say they are panicked over a possible plan to redraw school boundaries and bus their kids across a portion of the county.
Dozens of those parents stated their case inside a packed high school theater, demanding that school officials delay the re-zoning plans.
"We can see the lights when football is on," said parent Paul Hayes.
Hayes and his family live less than one mile from Mitchell High School in New Port Richey.
That short distance was the biggest selling point for them when moving from Pinellas county. One re-zoning plan being considered by the school district would send his children a few miles away to Gulf High School.
"We put our kids first," said Hayes. "That was the main reason we picked this neighborhood."
Hayes joined hundreds of other Pasco county parents to sound off Monday night, claiming the district has left them in the dark about their plan to fix school overcrowding.
"None of the neighborhoods were given this information until August and up until that point the school board continued to deny that there was any rezoning taking place," said parent Krista Dreckmann.
A spokesperson for Pasco County Schools points to J.W. Mitchell High's student population, currently operating at 130% capacity right now.
"This is a very divisive issue, we have neighbors against neighbors, it's very tough for everybody all around," said Linda Cobbe with Pasco County Schools.