Madison City Schools Approve New Elementary Zone Lines

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison City Schools elementary zone lines for the 2013-2014 school year have been passed by a vote of 5-0.

This initial proposal was the result of a collaborative effort between parents and district personnel serving on multiple committees.

Madison City School Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler presents the proposed elementary zone lines to the board.

Madison City School Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler presents the proposed elementary zone lines to the board.

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 zone lines meet 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 the new zoning lines, 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.

Current Madison City students who will be in the fifth or sixth grade next year may request a waiver to stay at their current school. However, parents must provide transportation, younger siblings are not eligible,and forms must be completed and submitted within two weeks after the approval of the zone lines. 

The waiver will be made available at Madison City Schools’ website at http://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/.

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

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