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Pioneer Middle School changes to be officially postponed after public hearings

A decision to move students from Pioneer Middle to other area schools will be officially postponed if new recommendations pass during two public hearings coming up over the next month. In early December, hundreds of parents in Cooper City attended several community forums and pleaded with elected officials not to move their children around.

Two proposals were tossed around to help the school district handle overcrowded schools in the west while facing empty seats in schools on the east side of the county. reported in December that the first option to was shift Cooper City children to Pines Middles, impacting close to 500 children currently slated to attend Pioneer Middle. Option B shifted the same amount of students, but primarily to Driftwood Middle.

On Friday, Broward County Public Schools released new recommendations from Superintendent James Notter that would at least postpone any moves while parents and school officials work with cities to modify interlocal agreements to allow more students at a school, though many have said the parents are only delaying the inevitable by a year.

The Broward School board will vote on the final recommendations for the 2010/11 school year after public hearings on both Jan.  27 and Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The hearings will happen at the Plantation High School auditorium,

The School Board has compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to the boundary changes. Click here to see.

The School Board will also be approving changes to schools in the Coral Springs/Parkland area as well as Sunrise Middle, Virginia Shuman Young Elementary as well as New School C, a Montessori school in Hollywood.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 8 2010. Filed under Broward County, Coral Springs, Families, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Local news, Schools, cooper city. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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