Hillsborough families get first look at school boundary drafts, thousands of students impacted
The goal is to make more efficient use of schools, as the group found many schools are overutilized or underutilized. The three scenarios have options from anywhere from 11,000 students to 24,000 students rezoned for "maximal repurposing."
Parents can now utilize an online web tool to input their address and see how they would be impacted HERE. There’s also an option to leave feedback and provide comments on each scenario. No decision is final and, based on the feedback, the scenarios could be revised before a final recommendation is made to the board.
From January 9-13 there will be 10 in-person meetings will be held at high schools across the county, where community members will be able to view boundary maps, submit feedback through the interactive tool, and speak with members from the HCPS and consultant project team.
"We know that re-boundary of schools is not a positive thing. If you wanted to leave your school, then we’re doing a terrible job as a school district. The fact that you want to stay at your school is a positive thing, and we want to make sure that we capitalize off that too," Chris Farkas of Hillsborough County schools said.
The board is expected to vote on the boundary changes in its February meeting.