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School Rezoning Efforts Gathering Steam


Parents of Fayette County Public School students got their first look at some new tentative drafts of new school zones Thursday.

Rezoning committee chair Alan Stein cautions that the early zoning proposals are preliminary and represent only the latest in a long evolution of proposals. The latest elementary school plan would shift close to 2,700 students between kindergarten and third grade to new schools starting in the fall of 2016. That’s when two new elementary schools are set to open their doors.

While Stein says the committee has successfully eased the overcrowding problem, he would like to see more socio-economic diversity in schools.

"We've done a minimal job on that I believe, with hopes that we might even be able to come back and improve it even more," he says. "But what we have done is consolidate some zones so that there's not a patchwork of kids coming from one area or two miles away in another area to the same schools."

Some of the affected neighborhoods include Meadows-Loudon, the Liberty Road corridor inside New Circle Road, River Park, Gleneagles, and Waterford.

Stein says the committee hopes to deliver its recommendations to the school board sometime in March.

View the latest elementary school rezoning proposal.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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