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Forsyth County Board of Education Approves Final Redistricting Plans

Final plans are approved for redistricting lines.

Final redistricting plans were approved at the  Thursday evening meeting. The changes for the 2012-13 school year are not well received by many Forsyth County families despite the board's efforts to accommodate everyone's best interest.

The board's final plans affect schools throughout Forsyth County as follows:

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:







Rising 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th (in 4th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th for 2011-12) grade students who are redistricted for 2012-13 will have the option to stay at their current school (if it's not over capacity). Students who can select this option will have to complete an Out-of-District form and provide their own transportation to the school. This does not extend to siblings unless they are a rising 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade student.

The redistricting for the 2012-13 school year will have far-reaching effects on families who will need to make major adjustments to their schedules to accommodate the new district lines by attending a different school.

"We moved to our neighborhood, Hampton's Grant, specifically so our children could attend Vickery Creek Middle School, which is four miles from our house. Next year, they'll be attending Liberty Middle School, which is nine miles away," explains Kim Bishop, a mother of four children with a busy schedule and little time for getting all the kids ready in the morning, not to mention taking them to and from activities after school.

"Our neighborhood is so close to Fieldstone, where most of my children's friends live and now they'll all be going to different middle schools and this won't be easy," adds Bishop. "There's nothing I can do because Vickery and Kelly Mill will be at full capacity and won't accept any out of district forms, so there really is no 'option' for us."

As families prepare to make the transition, the Forsyth County Board of Education continues to try to put the county's best interests first. Balancing the capacity of all county schools ensures students are receiving appropriate access to resources and education. It may not be convenient however, once the lines are drawn, reviewed and finalized, change is typically on its way.

Marc November 24, 2011 at 01:49 PM
So the unintended by product of students opting out is that there will be grid lock at the entrance to all the schools because these students have to provide there own transportation. My driveway is already a nightmare to get out of and onto 369. This created by everybody wasting time, gas and our tax payers money by driving their kids to school when we have very expensive but mostly empty buses that could take them. This is not going to help.
SOGTP November 24, 2011 at 03:55 PM
If the parents dropping their children off at the door were charged a drop off fee, more would insist their children take the bus. Make it a heafty fee, say $500 per school term. $500 in August; another $500 in January.

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