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FCPS Unveils Final Zoning Maps

Chase Cavanaugh
Members of the Squire Oaks neighborhood waiting to speak.

Fayette County Public Schools unveiled its final plans for redrawing district boundaries at a public meeting Tuesday.  Even though the committee made clear that their plans are final, around 70 people showed up to express their lingering concerns, particularly the neighborhood of Squire Oaks.  Despite mixed public feelings, Committee Chair Alan Stein says his group was successful at maintaining a transparent redistricting process. 

“We’ve done a pretty good job I think, of detailing how we got to our decisions.  We’re gonna be there to answer their questions, so moving forward I think the process probably is gonna bode well for doing this again in the future,” he said.

The plans now go to the school board, which will deliberate on them in a meeting next week.  Because several new schools have yet to be built, new elementary and middle school boundaries would not take effect until 2016, and high schools one year later.  More detailed information on the new school zones can be found online at fcps.net/zones.

Chase Cavanaugh first got on the air as a volunteer reader for Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a local news service for the visually impaired. He began reporting for WUKY in February 2012, after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.