Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pasco County Schools Announces Boundary Meeting Dates

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 13, 2016) – Pasco County Schools has appointed committees to draw new attendance boundaries for two schools scheduled to open in August 2017, and for a number of west Pasco schools due to overcrowding.  The committee process will begin in September and will be complete by February 1, 2017.  The new zones will become effective for the 2017-2018 school year.          

High School “GGG” (New school)

8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel
High School “GGG” is located on Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, and will open as a 6th through 12th grade school next August, but will only have students in 6th through 11th grade the first year.  The school will relieve crowding at Wiregrass Ranch High School and John Long Middle School.

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Friday, September 16
Location:  Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 20
Location:  Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel
 

Elementary School “B” (New school)

4380 Ballantrae Boulevard, Land O' Lakes
Elementary School “B” is located in Bexley Ranch in Land O’ Lakes, and will relieve crowding at Oakstead and Odessa elementary schools.

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 13
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Third Boundary Committee meeting (if needed)
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 29
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Parent meeting
Time/Date:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 1
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School cafeteria, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

West Side Schools

With both Seven Springs Middle and J.W. Mitchell High schools experiencing more growth this year, we are faced with the need to rezone students in order to balance the populations with neighboring schools that are under capacity.  This would potentially include Paul R. Smith Middle, Gulf Middle, River Ridge Middle/High, Seven Springs Middle, Anclote High, Gulf High, Mitchell High and Ridgewood High schools.  We do not yet know what areas will be rezoned.

 

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 5
Location: Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road, New Port Richey

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date: 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 26
Location:  Anclote High School, 1540 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday

Third Boundary Committee meeting (if needed)
Time/Date:  8 a.m. Monday, November 7
Location: River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

Parent Meeting
Time/Date:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, November 14
Location: River Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

PURPOSE of the SCHOOL BOUNDARY COMMITTEE:
The purpose of the School Boundary Committee is to:
• Develop and recommend to the Superintendent and the School Board proposed new school
attendance boundaries that best meet established guidelines
• Provide direction and advice to the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Review and critique the work of the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Represent the students, parents, communities, schools and district

ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Roles and responsibilities of the School Boundary Committee are:
• Make a commitment to attend all meetings and participate in communicating with the community
• Provide feedback to the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Assist in identification of critical issues
• Help develop a school-based communication plan that both informs all parents of the process and
provides a means for the parents to provide input to their SBC representatives
• Participate in presentations to SAC committees, PTAs, and school organizations
• Provide for rumor control
 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUBCOMMITTEE

ROLE and FUNCTION:
The role of the Technical Assistance Subcommittee is to develop proposed new school attendance boundaries with advice and direction from the School Boundary Committee members. Such proposed new boundaries are to be supported by information that may include current school boundary maps, student location maps, statistical reports on student population growth trends, school housing capacity data, and analysis of the impact and effect the proposed changes to current school boundary areas have on schools.

Boundary Committee meetings are public meetings.  Members of the public may attend as observers only, and will not have input into the meeting process or be able to participate in committee discussions.  Documents considered by the committee will be made available on the district’s Rezoning website:  http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/planning/rezoning/.