School Board endorses only minor zoning changes

Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:37 p.m.

Alachua County School Board members met in an informal session Tuesday morning to hash over a controversial idea involving rezoning the attendance boundaries for high schools in and around Gainesville.


Superintendent Dan Boyd.

Although the meeting was informal, by the end of the nearly two-and-a -half hour session Tuesday, each of the five board members had expressed reservations about proceeding with rezoning for the 2008-2009 school year. However, board members individually acknowledged the need to continue considering possible zoning scenarios as the county grows.

Superintendent Dan Boyd told the board he and his staff would present a few relatively small zoning changes that might be needed for the next school year, but said they would not be on the scale that drew scathing comments from some residents during three public comments sessions on the proposal to rezone high school boundaries.

The School Board is expecting to consider Boyd's zoning ideas during the next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

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