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Hillsborough Schools unveils 3 plans to relieve overcrowding at Barrington Middle

Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 07:44:55-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — After getting some backlash from parents since the end of last year, Hillsborough County School District leaders are putting out three plans that they hope will satisfy parents. School district leaders are expected to approve one of these options on February 18, following additional parent meetings and community outreach.

The plans are named Scenario A, Scenario B and Scenario C.

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Scenario A is the original plan that had some parents in South Hillsborough upset. It moves 223 kids from Barrington Middle School to Rodgers Middle School. It's only a temporary fix, though. Once "Middle School UU" is finished in two years, they'll have to rezone students again.

Scenario B would decrease the enrollment at Barrington Middle School more than either Option A or Option C, reassigning a total of 806 students. It takes all of the 439 kids living in the Panther Trace neighborhood from Barrington and transfers them to Rodgers. Also, 367 students would be reassigned from Rodgers Middle School to Giunta Middle School.

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Scenario C reassigns a total of 405 students. This option reassigns the western portion of the Panther Trace neighborhood (west of Summerfield Boulevard) from Barrington to Rodgers. It also takes kids who are currently zoned for Barrington who live in Riverglen, Countryside Village, Bell Creek Hammocks North, Paddock Oaks, Cammellia Estate and Boyette Springs, and moves them to Rodgers.

The district has posted the presentation and the boundary maps. You can view it here.