Madison City Schools Previews New Elementary Zone Lines

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City Schools has announced the proposed elementary zone lines for the 2013-2014 school year.

This initial proposal is the result of a collaborative effort between parents and district personnel serving on multiple committees. The next step is a Mar 21 community meeting at James Clemens High School.

Parents will have an opportunity at that meeting to share their comments, concerns, and suggestions. The 6 p.m. meeting will be in the school’s auditorium. Official adoption of the new zones will not happen prior to the Board’s Apr 4 meeting.

Rezoning became necessary due to overcrowding at Mill Creek and Columbia Elementary Schools. Updated projections also show Madison City Schools continuing to grow, with the system slated to run out of elementary space across the district in less than four years.

This new proposal meets Madison City School’s stated criteria of using existing space, maintaining the current socioeconomic balance enjoyed by all our schools, and attempts to disrupt as few families as possible.

Under this proposal, 87% of students will stay in their current zone. It does change zones for 13%, which equates to 603 of the more than 4,500 elementary school population.

Madison City Schools stated that the proposal is intended to be a work in progress.  Releasing the proposal today gives residents time to study the plan and prepare their comments for the Mar 21 meeting.

This proposal is subject to change based on input received at that public meeting and other factors. All neighborhoods are welcome to come out and state their positions.

You may also share comments by emailing Director of Student Services Dennis James at dennis.james@madisoncity.k12.al.us.  Maidson City Schools will continue to update information on their system’s website, www.madisoncity.12.al.us, under the “2013 Rezoning Info” section.

View the proposed elementary zone lines for the 2013-2014 school year here:

Proposed Elementary Rezoning Lines

Proposed Elementary Rezoning Lines


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