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HCS Unveils Rezoning Proposal - ABC 33/40

 Supt. Dr. Murphy addresses crowd
Supt. Dr. Murphy addresses crowd

From ABC3340.com 

More than 2,500 students in Hoover schools will go to a different campus next year. 

That is, if a proposed rezoning plan is approved on the local and Federal level.

Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy laid out the plan for the first time at a community meeting tonight. Murphy believes it offers long-term solutions to issues the district faces.

Murphy says some schools are bursting at the seams, while others are not being used to their full potential.

This plan would change that.

"One of the things that's important to us and the Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is that we have contiguous zones. That we respect and honor the community school concept," Murphy explained.

Under the proposed rezoning, the feeder system for Spain Park High School will not change. That is not the case for Hoover High School. To help parents figure out how their children are impacted, if at all, concept maps and a school locator tool are available online.

"(It) will allow (parents) to enter their address and from that, we'll be able to tell them the feeder zone for their child, the elementary, middle, high school feeder pattern will be," Murphy said.

The plan got mixed results from parents.

Murphy says the plan will improve transportation and provide more room for growth in the western side of Hoover. She encourages anyone with concerns to fill out surveys and attend upcoming meetings.

The next community meeting is February 11. At that meeting, parents can ask questions and give input.

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