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HCS Reveals Proposal Plan - Shelby County Reporter

 Citizens examine zone maps
Citizens examine zone maps

HOOVER—Hoover City Schools feeder zones will not change in the system’s proposed upcoming rezoning, although just over 2,500 students will be moved. The proposed rezoning plan, revealed during a Feb. 4 community meeting, attempts to address student distribution throughout schools and resource utilization, with an eye toward future development in the city.

Although the rezoning plan is a critical step in the school system’s effort to obtain unitary status, HCS Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy said students have been the main focus and priority throughout the process to develop the plan.

“This plan is not about Kathy Murphy, and it’s not, with all due respect, about you,” Murphy said to the many parents and Hoover community members that filled the pews of the Metropolitan Church of God. “It’s about children, all children.”

The majority of the plan’s changes involve schools in the western part of the city, while the Hoover schools in Shelby County—Greystone Elementary, Riverchase Elementary, Berry Middle and Spain Park High school—remain largely the same.

What will change is the utilization of the schools. For example, Berry Middle School will shift from operating at 89 percent capacity to 85 percent capacity as a result of the rezoning plan. Spain Park High School will see less of a difference, rising slightly from operating at 80 percent capacity to 81 percent capacity.

“This plan allows us to better utilize these schools that were at a lower utilization number,” Murphy said.

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