With the goals of balancing student enrollment among schools and accommodating future enrollment growth, rezoning of the elementary schools for Seminole County Public Schools began the week of December 3rd. A total of twenty-eight elementary schools have been identified as candidates for this process. For manageability purposes, the schools have been divided into three phases, the North Phase consisting of 11 schools, the East Phase consisting of 12 schools and the West Phase 5 schools.
Rezoning or redrawing of the 28 school attendance boundaries is accomplished through a committee of public and staff representatives identified by the schools’ PTA/ SAC organizations and Superintendent. Known as the Core Committees (one committee per phase), members utilize a web-based software product known as the “Rezoner” application to build/modify/critique proposed school attendance zone plans. In addition to each Core Committees’ job of creating plans, members of the general public are encouraged to create and submit rezone plans for review by the Core Committees. Each committee’s objective is to submit several rezoning plans to the Superintendent for both his and the school board’s review and selection.
Several important points:
- This rezoning is limited to elementary schools and has no bearing on the attendance zones for middle and high schools.
- The planned effective date for implementation of Elementary school rezoning is the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
- Any member of the public can submit rezone plans via the Rezoner software, www.rezoner.com.
- Any member of the public can attend meetings of the Core Committees where proposed plans are reviewed. The meeting timeline is posted under the General Information tab on this page.
- Core Committee members are bound by the Government in the Sunshine laws of the State of Florida.