New school zone maps approved for community feedback

Two new maps show where Monroe County elementary students might end up in the 2014-2015 school year.

"Our goal is to continue having excellent schools regardless of where you go, where you live and who you are so I feel very good about the options we have," said chairman J. Ray Grant.

Monroe's school system is looking to rezone its three elementaries because two of them- K.B. Sutton and Samuel Hubbard- are way below capacity. However, enrollment is growing at T.G. Scott Elementary.

The first option is a less drastic approach to redefining school zones.

There are fewer overall changes, but based on the current growth patterns, that means another change will need to be made in three to five years.

KBS and Hubbard will stay close to 69% - 71% capacity.

There are major border changes in the second map.

The line divides the growth area of Hubbard and TGS. That in turn would populate KBS.
Another rezoning wouldn't be needed until five to seven years later.

Rising 5th graders will be allowed to remain at their school as long as attendance is not affected.

Grant assured some worried parents- "If the feedback we receive is that we have a situation of an unequal situation of opportunity or excellence, I will tell you, I will move to change that right away."

The two maps the board agreed to approve for parent feedback will be available online Thursday.


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