Neighborhood Schools

School Board Considers New Plan

The Pinellas County School Board is considering a new plan for schools in that county. After decades of bussing students to integrate schools, the new plan would essentially keep students in schools close to home. Some call it the neighborhood school plan. According to a St Petersburg Times survey, most parents in the district support the plan. But opponents say it will re-segregate school in Pinellas County.

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