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Where is our School Choice?

They are going to reduce capacity at the Schools by removing Portables.
They are trying to skirt our School Choice Laws!

Where is our School Choice?

They are going to reduce capacity at the Schools by removing Portables.
They are trying to skirt our School Choice Laws!

LONGWOOD REZONE AGAINST POLICY


Where Is our School Choice?

Where is our School Choice?

We just signed a law last year saying that we have School Choice.

Now when Seminole County School Board does the Longwood Rezone we are being told by the board that they are going to reduce capacity at the existing Schools by removing Portables.

Wait a minute. Sounds like they are trying to circumvent this law.

We need all portable buildings to stay in place till they know weather they are needed or not.We dont want to be forced to change schools.

School Choice should come first.


Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.

Where Is our School Choice?

Where is our School Choice?

We just signed a law last year saying that we have School Choice.

Now when Seminole County School Board does the Longwood Rezone we are being told by the board that they are going to reduce capacity at the existing Schools by removing Portables.

Wait a minute. Sounds like they are trying to circumvent this law.

We need all portable buildings to stay in place till they know weather they are needed or not.We dont want to be forced to change schools.

School Choice should come first.


Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.

We have been kicked off of Facebook for saying....

We the parents believe that the new Seminole County School Longwood Rezone is in violation of the Seminole County Policy 5.31 subsect 3,D(2-4, 7 & 8). 

We are demanding as constituents that the Seminole County School Board represent us and tell Joe Rinaldi that all four plans need to be scrapped and that he start fresh with the school zones drawn so that they not only fit within the school metrics for being within Policy 5.31 but also has an appearance that they conform to Policy 5.31 as well.

This decision is being driven solely by the Seminole County School Board. Do not let them fool you. If three board members say to Joe Rinaldi from the facilities department to start over with a directive to get this right including the appearance that it is within Policy 5.31 then that is what happens. Superintendent Walt Griffin would not have say in it.

We all have been hearing a lot of different things about these School Rezone plans but one thing no one is hearing is that any of these are good plans. Most everyone says that they are very bad plans. The best plan of four very bad plans is still a very bad plan. This is a failure and we expect better.

Abby Sanchez ran on being the parent’s board member....... Abbey this is the time to stand on your principals and say that you are representative of the constituents of district 3 and that you are for a School Rezone that is a better representation of the Seminole County School Board Policy 5.31.

There are three Seats up for grabs in 2018. By the time the first school year ends with our wildly draw zones we will be ready to start thinking about who will be representing Districts 1, 2 & 5. 

If the board members for these three districts do not want to represent their constituents now then it should be time to refill those seats in 2018 so that we regain a representative body. 

Even if any one of the board members have to stand up for the parents in minority or alone at least we know they are with us.  

Stand up Please! 

SchoolRezone.com


Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.


We have been kicked off of Facebook for saying....

We the parents believe that the new Seminole County School Longwood Rezone is in violation of the Seminole County Policy 5.31 subsect 3,D(2-4, 7 & 8). 

We are demanding as constituents that the Seminole County School Board represent us and tell Joe Rinaldi that all four plans need to be scrapped and that he start fresh with the school zones drawn so that they not only fit within the school metrics for being within Policy 5.31 but also has an appearance that they conform to Policy 5.31 as well.

This decision is being driven solely by the Seminole County School Board. Do not let them fool you. If three board members say to Joe Rinaldi from the facilities department to start over with a directive to get this right including the appearance that it is within Policy 5.31 then that is what happens. Superintendent Walt Griffin would not have say in it.

We all have been hearing a lot of different things about these School Rezone plans but one thing no one is hearing is that any of these are good plans. Most everyone says that they are very bad plans. The best plan of four very bad plans is still a very bad plan. This is a failure and we expect better.

Abby Sanchez ran on being the parent’s board member....... Abbey this is the time to stand on your principals and say that you are representative of the constituents of district 3 and that you are for a School Rezone that is a better representation of the Seminole County School Board Policy 5.31.

There are three Seats up for grabs in 2018. By the time the first school year ends with our wildly draw zones we will be ready to start thinking about who will be representing Districts 1, 2 & 5. 

If the board members for these three districts do not want to represent their constituents now then it should be time to refill those seats in 2018 so that we regain a representative body. 

Even if any one of the board members have to stand up for the parents in minority or alone at least we know they are with us.  

Stand up Please! 

SchoolRezone.com


Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.


Seminole County Public School Violates Own Rezoning Policy

They are in violation of items 2,3,4,7 & 8

more than half of their own policies.

Read Policy 5.31 Subsect. 3,D (1-9)

  D. After considering the public’s comments, the Superintendent shall direct the SCPS Facilities Planning Department to prepare a minimum of three (3) rezoning plans to present at the second public meeting. The criteria used to prepare the proposals shall comply with the following criterion to the extent practicable: 

1. The plan creates attendance zones that reflect the diversity of the District to the extent practicable consistent with Constitutional requirements. 

2. The plan keeps subdivisions and small neighborhood units in the same attendance zone to the extent practicable. 

3. The plan assigns students to the closest school to the extent practicable. 

4. The plan creates compact attendance zones with few or no island areas to the extent practicable.  

5. The plan includes target enrollments that allow for population/student growth and anticipated changing demographics.

6. The plan shall attempt to cause schools to be operated near orunder FISH capacity, allowing for anticipated growth.

7. The plans shall, to the extent practicable, minimize the duration of travel time and distance in order to promote safety and reduce transportation costs. The plans shall, to the extent practicable, not place a transportation burden on any identifiable diversity subgroup (socioeconomic, race/ethnicity, ESOL, or disability).

8. To the extent practicable, the plans should take into consideration contiguous communities as defined by natural barriers, roads, railways, etc.

9. To the extent practicable, the plans shall attempt to avoid rezoning neighborhoods which have been rezoned within the prior three (3) year period. This applies only to rezoning of the same level (i.e., elementary, middle, high school).   

 

Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.

Seminole County Public School Violates Own Rezoning Policy

They are in violation of items 2,3,4,7 & 8

more than half of their own policies.

Read Policy 5.31 Subsect. 3,D (1-9)

  D. After considering the public’s comments, the Superintendent shall direct the SCPS Facilities Planning Department to prepare a minimum of three (3) rezoning plans to present at the second public meeting. The criteria used to prepare the proposals shall comply with the following criterion to the extent practicable: 

1. The plan creates attendance zones that reflect the diversity of the District to the extent practicable consistent with Constitutional requirements. 

2. The plan keeps subdivisions and small neighborhood units in the same attendance zone to the extent practicable. 

3. The plan assigns students to the closest school to the extent practicable. 

4. The plan creates compact attendance zones with few or no island areas to the extent practicable.  

5. The plan includes target enrollments that allow for population/student growth and anticipated changing demographics.

6. The plan shall attempt to cause schools to be operated near orunder FISH capacity, allowing for anticipated growth.

7. The plans shall, to the extent practicable, minimize the duration of travel time and distance in order to promote safety and reduce transportation costs. The plans shall, to the extent practicable, not place a transportation burden on any identifiable diversity subgroup (socioeconomic, race/ethnicity, ESOL, or disability).

8. To the extent practicable, the plans should take into consideration contiguous communities as defined by natural barriers, roads, railways, etc.

9. To the extent practicable, the plans shall attempt to avoid rezoning neighborhoods which have been rezoned within the prior three (3) year period. This applies only to rezoning of the same level (i.e., elementary, middle, high school).   

 

Click  link above, If on phone click the 3 bars in top left for more info.