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Broward County School Board to Hold Second Public Hearing on School Boundary Recommendations

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
 

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, will hold a second public hearing on the 2017/18 Superintendent’s School Boundary Recommendations on Wednesday, March 22, 2017The public hearing begins at 5:30 p.m. at Plantation High School, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation, FL 33313.

During the second public hearing, the School Board will vote on the following Superintendent’s School Boundary Recommendations, which were amended and unanimously approved by the School Board during the first public hearing held on March 1, 2017:

  • C-1 AMENDED: Create a sixth through 12th grade experimental academic pathway at Millennium Middle School, adding one high school grade with 75 seats each year until 2020/21, when all high school grade levels will be added to the school.  Any student enrolling in Millennium 9-12 needs to meet the requirements set in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with the School Board of Broward County and Broward College. Students with a 3.0 cumulative unweighted high school GPA and the minimum standardized college placement scores for college-level courses in all three placement subject areas (reading, math, and English) may participate in dual enrollment. (HB 7031 amended section 1007.271(2), Florida Statutes).  Preference will be for students who have attended Millennium Middle School.  Remaining available seats will be filled by reassignment applicants through the District School Choice process.
  • E-1 (part 1): A boundary change from Heron Heights Elementary School and Park Trails Elementary School to Riverglades Elementary School to align enrollment growth with new school capacity.
  • E-1 (part 2) (AMENDED): Elementary students residing within the remaining portion of the combined Heron Heights Elementary School/ Park Trails Elementary School boundary not impacted by Recommendation E-1, part 1, will be given the choice to also attend Riverglades Elementary School. Elementary students residing within the combined boundary of Heron Heights Elementary and Park Trails Elementary may be assigned to Riverglades Elementary if seats are not available at Heron Heights Elementary or ParkTrails Elementary. Transportation will be provided as applicable and may include additional depot bus stops. Siblings will be guaranteed placement in the same school, and priority will be given to place students with siblings at the school they are currently attending. Existing geographic priority areas for Heron Heights Elementary and Park Trails Elementary, not impacted by Recommendation E-1, part 1, will be maintained.

Also during the first public hearing on March 1, 2017, the School Board rejected a proposal to phase-in a boundary change that would shift a portion of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School boundary to Coral Glades High School to relieve overcrowding.

For more details on each of the amended Superintendent’s 2017/18 School Boundary Recommendations, visit broward.k12.fl.us/dsa/boundaryprocess/1718boundaryprocess/1718boundaryrecs.shtml.   For additional information on the School Boundary Process, contact Patrick Sipple, director, Demographics & Student Assignments, at 754-321-2480.

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