Knox County School Board talks about rezoning

By: Liz Tedone
By: Liz Tedone

Knoxville (WVLT) - The issue of school zones resurfaced again at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

Volunteer TV's Liz Tedone has the details about this ongoing debate.

School Board members are recognizing that there are some issues with the recent rezoning that took place. The GPS that was used to determine where to draw the actual zone lines has drawn a line through the middle of the Kingston Woods Subdivision. Neighbors there have asked the board to consider amending the zone lines so students can be with their peers.

"What that created was a line that went directly between two homes that were next to each other, and my request to the board is, is that how we want to use that technology? Or do we want to put a human touch on it and put it to the next natural boundary," School Board Chair Karen Carson said.

The school board will consider a few rare situations like this on a case by case basis. They are not going to open up the rezoning debate.

The Kingston Woods zoning situation will go before the superintendent, and the board will look at it again in March.

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