Pasco County school board votes to approve rezoning for six schools

School board voted 5-0 in special meeting

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. -- The Pasco County School Board voted 5-0 in a special board meeting to approve the superintendent's recommended rezoning for six schools in Pasco County. 

The new boundaries are effective beginning with the 2018-2019 school year for J.W. Mitchell and River Ridge high schools, Seven Springs and River Ridge middle schools, and Anclote and Gulf high schools. 

Affected students can fill out a special school choice application from June 6 to June 13. Letters will be mailed no later than June 1 directly to the homes of students whose school assignment will change based on the new boundaries. The letter will let them know about their new school assignment and provide information about applying for school choice. 

If your family applies for a school choice application, you will be notified of the results on June 25, 2018. 

Superintendent Kurt Browning said it has to be an extreme circumstance to choice into JW Mitchell or Seven Springs.

"I think it's disingenuous of us as a district to....to rezone kids out of their zoned schools and keep the backdoor open and (allow) kids from outside the zone to come in ..into other programs in (these) schools," Browning said.

Parents against rezoning are not okay with the decision. They said the reasons for it do not make sense.

Click here to find out which school your address is zoned for.

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