School officials release Seminole County school rezoning recommendations

Superintendent provides plan for East, West phases

Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:46:35 AM EDT   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 11:53:17 PM EST

The Seminole County Public School Superintendent has released his East and West rezoning plan recommendations on Thursday, according to school officials.

Superintendent Walt Griffin released his recommendation of the plan for the East Phase, which is a revision of plan #811. The recommended plan for the West Phase is a modification of plan #457. To see the full details of the plan, click here.

The new plans "balance enrollments and accommodate future growth," according to the SCPS release.

The plans exempt rising 5th-grade students, who will not be required to change schools, but no school transportation will be provided. Siblings of rising 5th-grade students will be allowed to attend the same school, but no transportation will be provided.

The district’s six-month rezoning process had the public submit plans for North, East and West. A total of 28 of the county’s 36 elementary schools were included.

The School Board will consider the East Phase recommendation at a March 12 meeting and the West Phase recommendation at a March 13 meeting.

If approved, public hearings would be held on the plans and the final approval would be made in April, officials said.