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North Tampa & New Tampa Reassignment Proposal

The District is currently exploring programmatic and attendance boundary changes that may impact areas in and around North Tampa (effective August 2018). This proposal may impact the students assigned to the following elementary and middle schools: Hunter's Green, Clark, Mort, MOSI, Pride, Shaw, Witter, Forest Hills, Pizzo, Greco, Adams, Sligh, and Van Buren. This is a proposal, and will not be final until community input is gathered and considered, and the School Board votes on a final recommendation in May 2017.

The District will hold two community boundary meetings on the proposed boundary changes. These will be geographically specific, so please attend the meeting that applies to your area of concern below.


North Tampa Community Boundary Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, at Van Buren Middle School cafeteria from 6:00-7:30 pm located at 8715 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida (Map Link). The following impacted families should attend:

  • Students currently assigned to MOSI, Forest Hills, Mort, Pizzo, Witter, Shaw, Van Buren, and Greco.
  • Students currently assigned to the Hunter’s Green and Clark boundary living in the North Tampa area only (does not include New Tampa).

New Tampa Community Boundary Meeting

Thursday, March 30, at Benito Middle School cafeteria from 6:00-7:30 pm located at 10101 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL (Map Link). The following impacted families should attend:

  • Students currently assigned to Heritage, Pride, and Hunter’s Green (New Tampa area only)

  • HOST: HOST program currently offered at each of the schools will continue to be offered.
  • Transportation: The Transportation Department will determine those neighborhoods that will be eligible for bus transportation.

For more information email boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 272-4608.

Proposed Boundary Change Maps

PROPOSED BOUNDARIES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL,
TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2017

Background Information on Proposed Boundary Changes

Van Buren Middle & Cahoon Elementary Schools

General Proposal: Cahoon is proposed to be converted from a magnet school to an assigned school with an attendance boundary, as part of the new Van Buren/Cahoon PK-8 (to be renamed at a later date). A portion of current Van Buren students will be reassigned to Adams and Sligh Middle School.

  • Van Buren Middle School has a large amount of available capacity.
  • Cahoon is a magnet school serving students from outside of the University Area. The Choice Office will assist students and families enrolled in Cahoon for the 2017-18 school year for school options
  • Together, the Van Buren and Cahoon campuses (adjacent sites) would provide the District with the needed capacity in the North Tampa area and provide a PK-8 model for continuity.
  • The proposed PK-8 school (consisting of the current Cahoon and Van Buren sites) will not be a magnet school, but house students assigned by attendance boundary.
  • Programmatic components provided at the current Cahoon magnet may be incorporated into the new PK-8.

FAQs

MOSI Elementary School

General Proposal: MOSI Elementary School is closing, and MOSI is moving downtown. Therefore, assigned students are proposed to be reassigned from MOSI to schools within the North Tampa (Shaw, Pizzo, or Witter) beginning in 2018-19 school year.

  • MOSI is relocating to downtown Tampa.
  • MOSI’s current attendance boundary includes twice as many student than its capacity can hold. So, students have to be manually reassigned by the District’s Choice Office to other schools in the area. This causes confusion amongst parents residing in the MOSI attendance area, and which the Choice Department must resolve the assignments individually.
  • The administrators at MOSI and Pizzo have difficulty communicating to future students and serving current students, since there is no consistency in the location of where their future students reside.
  • Reassigning geographic areas will assist in decreasing the number of buses going from one neighborhood to various schools.

FAQs

Clark, Heritage, Hunter's Green and Pride Elementary Schools (New Tampa)

General Proposal: New Tampa elementary school boundaries are proposed to be modified in order to readjust capacity for new students generated by development. Students assigned to the Hunter's Green and Clark attendance boundaries located with the North Tampa area will be reassigned to North Tampa area schools, which will be closer to their residences.

  • Clark and Hunter's Green Elementary Schools, located in New Tampa, have noncontiguous attendance boundaries in the North Tampa area.
  • As residential development continues in K-Bar Ranch, the originally constructed school capacity for the New Tampa area is now needed in that area. Past overcrowding in the Shaw and Witter Elementary Schools necessitated the use of this available capacity in the New Tampa area for relief.

FAQs

Shaw, Witter, Pizzo, Greco, Adams, and Sligh

General Proposal: The attendance boundary changes for Shaw, Witter, Greco, Adams, and Sligh are proposed to create the new PK-8 boundary, and include the Clark and Hunter's Green North Tampa students.

  • Current Van Buren students are proposed to be reassigned to Adams and Sligh.
  • Current Greco students are proposed to be reassigned to the new PK-8
  • The proposed attendance boundary changes for Shaw, Witter, and Pizzo may reassign students from Hunter's Green (University Area), Clark (University Area), and MOSI to Shaw, Witter, and Pizzo.
  • A small number of studets assigned to Mort are proposed to be reassigned to Pizzo. Assigned students from MOSI are proposed to be reassigned to Mort.
  • The proposal will reassign students from Pizzo, Shaw, Witter, and Forest Hills to the new PK-8.

FAQs

North Hyde Park Area Reassignment

Due to current capacity shortages and overcrowding at Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Middle and Plant High Schools, along with continued future growth already approved within these school attendance boundaries, it is necessary to adjust the school attendance boundaries to balance enrollments. Within a relatively small geographic area, generally described as: south of Kennedy Blvd; north of the Selmon Expressway; west of the Hillsborough River and east of S. Boulevard, there are over 1,000 unbuilt residential units recently approved by the City of Tampa. Based upon countywide student generation rates, these projects could generate over 250 students who cannot be accommodated at their assigned schools. We propose to reassign this area from Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Middle and Plant High Schools to Just Elementary, Madison Middle and Blake High Schools, effective for the 2017-18 school year. These school zones are consistent with the downtown Tampa and the Channelside areas attendance zones. No current students will be impacted by the proposed changes.

For more information email boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 272-4608.

The School Board will consider the attendance boundary change at their regularly scheduled School Board meeting on March 7, 2017, at 901 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida.

Proposed Boundary Change Maps

Warren Hope Dawson ("C") Elementary - ADOPTED

The reassignment was approved on February 21, 2017 by the School Board and shall be effective beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

The proposal has been revised to retain certain areas surrounding Shadow Run East and Raulerson Road at Stowers.

Warren Hope Dawson (“C”) Elementary is planned to open in August 2017 within the Triple Creek Subdivision, east of Balm Riverview Road and north of Triple Creek Boulevard. The new school will provide relief to elementary schools in south Hillsborough County. Students assigned to specific areas within the Collins, Boyette Springs, Sessums, Stowers and Summerfield attendance boundaries are proposed to be reassigned to Warren Hope Dawson (“C”) Elementary School.

  • A meeting was held for community input on the proposed boundary changes.
    • Monday, December 12, 2016, at Rodgers Middle School cafeteria from 6:00-7:30 pm located at 11910 Tucker Road, Riverview, FL 33569 (Map Link)
  • ESE & HOST: ESE services and the HOST program currently offered at each of the schools will continue to be offered.
  • Transportation: The Transportation Department will determine those neighborhoods that will be eligible for bus transportation.
  • Choice: The proposed reassignment will not impact students who are currently attending schools through the Choice Options program. If you are interested in exploring other attendance options for your student please visit the Choice website.
    • Staff is proposing that all students (grades PK-5) in the specified areas are reassigned effective August 2017.
    • Current 4th grade students (incoming 5th graders) who are reassigned may remain at their currently assigned school through a special choice application if they are able to provide their own transportation. No sibling preference shall apply.
    • School Choice options will be evaluated prior to each Choice application window for Stowers, Boyette Springs, Sessums, Summerfield, Fishhawk Creek and Collins Elementary Schools for future application periods.
    • Limited Choice options will be open for Warren Hope Dawson (“C”) Elementary School for grades 3, 4, and 5 for the 2017-18 school year. Grades PK-2 may apply only through the Choice Hardship process.
    • Grades PK-2 may apply only through the Choice Hardship process if choice hardship options are available.
    • Standard School Choice hardship rules will apply at all schools.

PDF MAP Proposed Warren Hope Dawson ("C") Elementary Boundary

PROPOSED BOUNDARIES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL,
SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2017


Stowers Reassignment Phase 2: Revised Proposal

The proposal has been revised to move the Channing Park subdivision from Stowers to Fishhawk Creek.

The proposal has been revised to retain certain areas surrounding Shadow Run East and Raulerson Road at Stowers.

Students assigned to specific areas within the Stowers Elementary School attendance boundaries are proposed to be reassigned to Boyette Springs, Fishhawk Creek, and Warren Hope Dawson (“C”) Elementary Schools.

  • A meeting was held for community input on the proposed boundary changes.
    • Monday, December 12, 2016, at Rodgers Middle School cafeteria from 6:00-7:30 pm located at 11910 Tucker Road, Riverview, FL 33569 (Map Link)
  • ESE & HOST: ESE services and the HOST program currently offered at each of the schools will continue to be offered.
  • Transportation: The Transportation Department will determine those neighborhoods that will be eligible for bus transportation.
  • Choice: The proposed reassignment will not impact students who are currently attending schools through the Choice Options program. If you are interested in exploring other attendance options for your student please visit the Choice website.
    • Staff is proposing that all students (grades PK-5) in the specified areas are reassigned effective August 2017.
    • Current 4th grade students (incoming 5th graders) who are reassigned may remain at their currently assigned school through a special choice application if they are able to provide their own transportation. No sibling preference shall apply.
    • School Choice options will be evaluated prior to each Choice application window for Stowers, Boyette Springs, Sessums, Summerfield, Fishhawk Creek and Collins Elementary Schools for future application periods.
    • Limited Choice options will be open for Warren Hope Dawson (“C”) Elementary School for grades 3, 4, and 5 for the 2017-18 school year. Grades PK-2 may apply only through the Choice Hardship process.
    • Grades PK-2 may apply only through the Choice Hardship process if choice hardship options are available.
    • Standard School Choice hardship rules will apply at all schools.

PDF Map Proposed Stowers Reassignment Phase II

PROPOSED BOUNDARIES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL,
SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2017

PDF MAP Regional Boundary Adjustment Map

To submit questions and comments, please send an email to boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us. If you would like to receive a return phone call, please include your phone number in the email message or call (813) 272-4608.

Stowers, Bevis, and Pinecrest Elementary Student Reassignment - ADOPTED

In order to provide relief to Stowers Elementary School and balance enrollments in this growing area, an attendance boundary change was approved for Stowers, Bevis, and Pinecrest Elementary Schools.

The reassignment from Stowers to Bevis and Pinecrest was approved on March 29, 2016 by the School Board and shall be effective beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

The reassignment of Stowers Elementary students to Bevis and Pinecrest will only provide temporary relief to Stowers Elementary, and staff will continue to monitor contributing factors and recommend methods to decrease the enrollments at Stowers during the redistricting plan for the 2017-18 school year. In addition, staff will reevaluate student reassignments from Stowers to Boyette Springs Elementary (including those areas contained within the original staff proposal) during the drafting of the new attendance boundaries for Elementary “C”.

  • Students residing within the areas of change shown on the maps will be reassigned for the school year beginning August 2016.
  • This proposal does not impact students currently assigned to Bevis or Pinecrest.
  • Current 4th grade students (incoming 5th graders) who are reassigned to Bevis Elementary or Pinecrest Elementary may remain at Stowers Elementary if they are able to provide their own transportation. No sibling preference shall apply.
  • Students attending another school such as a Magnet or a Charter School can continue at their currently enrolled school.
  • ESE & HOST: ESE services and the HOST program currently offered at each of the schools will continue to be offered.
  • Transportation: The Transportation Department will determine those neighborhoods that will be eligible for bus transportation and those neighborhoods where students will walk to school.
  • Choice: The proposed reassignment will not impact students who are currently attending schools through the Choice Options program. If you are interested in exploring other attendance options for your student please visit the Choice website.

Map - All Changes

Attendance Boundary Stowers Map

Attendance Boundary Bevis Map

Attendance Boundary Pinecrest Map

For more information email boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 272-4608.

Sulphur Springs Elementary School Proposed Transition into Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School - ADOPTED

Starting in August 2015, Sulphur Springs Elementary was renamed and converted into the Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School. The school opened the middle school component with only the 6th grade level for the 2015-16 school year. The school will continue to only serve grades PK-6th grade level for the 2016-17 school year. Therefore, incoming 7th grade students (2016-17) assigned to Sulphur Springs must contact the School District’s Choice Office for 7th grade school assignment options at (813) 272-4692.

The School District has been an active partner in the Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise (SSNOP) program which is a collaborative effort of residents, educators, service providers, government agencies, business leaders and funding partners who have joined together to implement an educational program in which children thrive academically. As part of the educational program, Hillsborough County Public Schools is proposing that Sulphur Springs Elementary convert to a grade K-8 Community School beginning in August 2015, but phasing in the implementation by adding just one additional grade level each year, requiring no current middle school students to change schools.

The SSNOP community initiative strives to provide a child-focused educational delivery system that is family-friendly and easily accessible within the neighborhood. The goals of the SSNOP are to create a culture that promotes the caring, nurturing and successful education of children; to offer support services in positive and productive settings; to create a promising future for the neighborhood where ALL children enter school prepared to succeed, function at grade level and graduate from high school prepared for college, technical school, and/ or career.

The Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School would provide a mechanism to meet the above mentioned goals. Students would be kept together with their classmates and teachers through the 8th grade providing continuity to both students and their families. Students in grades 6-8 in the existing Sulphur Springs Elementary boundary would be reassigned from either Van Buren or Sligh Middle Schools to the new Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School (phased in). The boundary of Sulphur Springs Elementary would now be Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School and the attendance boundaries for Van Buren and Sligh Middle Schools would be amended to remove the portions that currently serve students attending Sulphur Springs Elementary.

The School Board approved changes to the attendance boundaries of Van Buren and Sligh Middle Schools that will be required to reassign students within the current Sulphur Springs Elementary boundary to the new K-8 Community School (starting with only 6th grade next year).

Proposed Boundary Change Maps

For more information email boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 272-4608.

Proposed Riverview and East Bay High Schools Student Reassignment - ADOPTED

In August 2015, Hillsborough Public Schools will open an addition at Lennard High School located at 2342 E. Shell Point Road in Ruskin, FL. Designed to provide space for new growth in the area, the addition will also offer some relief to the currently overcrowded East Bay High School.

The attendance boundaries of Lennard, East Bay, Spoto, Riverview, and Brandon High Schools will be impacted to balance enrollment among the high schools. Some addresses, currently assigned to specific areas of East Bay and Riverview High Schools, are proposed to be reassigned to Lennard, Spoto, Brandon and Riverview High Schools. These changes will be effective for the school year starting August 2015.

On January 20, 2015 the School Board approved the following changes:

New Attendance Boundary Maps

Implementation Strategies

  • Changes will be phased in, starting with the 2015-16 incoming 9th graders (current 8th graders).
  • General school choice options will be closed for Lennard, East Bay, and Riverview.
  • General school choice will remain open for Spoto and Brandon.
  • Incoming 10th, 11th, 12th grade students whose addresses have been reassigned to Spoto, Brandon, or Lennard may opt to attend the newly assigned school by filing a Request to Transfer form available through the School Choice Office.
  • Incoming 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with addresses being reassigned to Riverview High (Panther Trace) cannot choice into Riverview, they shall remain at East Bay High (Choice Hardship only).
  • Only incoming 9th graders reassigned to Riverview will be able to attend Riverview. Only currently enrolled reassigned 10th, 11th and 12th graders are permitted to remain at East Bay.
  • Sibling preference will not be offered for non-assigned siblings to attend Riverview or East Bay (Choice Hardship only).
  • Normal school choice hardship rules will apply.

Phasing example of area reassigned to Lennard from East Bay by grade level:

2015/2016
2015/2016 9 Lennard
2015/2016 10,11,12 East Bay
2016/2017
2016/2017 9, 10 Lennard
2016/2017 11, 12 East Bay
2017/2018
2017/2018 9, 10, 11 Lennard
2017/2018 12 East Bay

View Proposed Boundary Change Frequently Asked Questions

To submit questions and comments, please send an email to boundaries@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

If you would like to receive a return phone call, please include your phone number in the email message or call (813) 272-4608.


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