Officials discuss building new school in east Orange County

Many residents opposed to new school in Wedgefield


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission held a meeting Thursday to discuss building a new school in a rural part of east Orange County.

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Commissioners voted unanimously against rezoning land in the area, which is currently classified as agricultural. 

The proposed area where the K-8 school will be built is in Wedgefield along Bancroft Boulevard.

The school will accommodate 1,100 students and alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary and middle schools.

Dozens of residents attended Thursday's meeting to voice their opposition to the school.  Many believe it would bring increased traffic to the area and threaten their rural lifestyle.

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