Clay school board puts off plan for new school boundaries
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
FLEMING ISLAND — The Clay County School Board delayed a public hearing about establishing new boundaries for schools after dozens of parents complained about the proposed plan, during last night’s school board meeting.
School officials asked the board to approve advertising that would have announced a public hearing in March to discuss the new boundaries. The proposed realignments change the boundaries for 15 schools: Argyle Elementary, Charles E. Bennett Elementary, Lake Asbury Elementary, Oakleaf Village Elementary, Paterson Elementary, Plantation Oaks Elementary, Doctors Inlet Elementary, Rideout Elementary, Tynes Elementary, Green Cove Springs Junior High, Oakleaf Junior High, Wilkinson Junior High, Clay High, Middleburg High, Oakleaf High and Orange Park High.
According to the advertisement that officials wanted to place, the new boundaries were intended to “alleviate overcrowding at Oakleaf-area schools and to accommodate other subdivisions currently being developed throughout the county.”
Instead of approving the advertising, the board voted unanimously to discuss the new boundaries during its February meeting.