Special School Choice application period opens for rezoned Pasco County students

School Board changed boundaries for six schools
Posted at 3:39 AM, Jun 06, 2018

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Students affected by the Pasco County School Board's decision to rezone school boundaries for six schools can begin applying to change schools on Wednesday.

The School Board voted 5-0 on May 29 to approve the superintendent's recommendations to rezone 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.

Parents whose school assignment is change based on the new boundaries should have received letters notifying them about the kids' new school assignment and providing 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 J.W. 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 back door open and (allow) kids from outside the zone to come in ..into other programs in (these) schools," Browning said.

You can find out which school your address is zoned by checking Pasco County School's interactive maps.