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ZONING PROCESS
Deerfield Elementary School
 

December 17, 2013 Board Meeting
Lexington One finalizes Deerfield Elementary zoning plan

At the December 17, 2013 regular monthly meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board approved attendance lines for Deerfield Elementary School. The lines help alleviate overcrowding at Carolina Springs and Pleasant Hill elementary schools and efficiently use facilities, minimize the division of subdivisions, consider balance for student diversity, allow future student growth in permanent facilities, consider transportation patterns for safe and efficient student transportation, and utilize natural and major road boundaries where possible.

The new attendance zone for Deerfield Elementary School, slightly revised from first reading, alters the attendance lines of Carolina Springs Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary and Red Bank Elementary schools. In other words, some children who attend these schools this year may attend a different school after the new attendance lines go into effect.

Carolina Springs Elementary currently houses 978 students, Pleasant Hill Elementary houses 948 and Red Bank Elementary houses 660 students. If no fifth-graders elect to stay at their current schools by grandfathering, CSES is now projected to have 681 students, DES 434, PHES 719 and RBES 552 after rezoning.

Deerfield Elementary School, located on Longs Pond Road in Lexington, opens next year, the 2014–2015 academic year. This is the fifth and final school funded through the 2008 Bond Referendum. The district designed the 132,611-square-foot school building, currently under construction, with a focus on the future and a design that supports competency-based learning.

When DES opens its doors to students in August 2014, classrooms will be equipped with flexible furniture. Teachers and students can move, rearrange and repurpose this flexible furniture for any type of instructional interaction. A variety of learning spaces at the school will allow for collaboration, hands-on project work, and individual, small and large group instruction.

Corridors are designed with alcoves for additional work spaces. Soft seating will fill the corridors and digital Learning Commons, while demonstration classrooms with glass walls will provide educators opportunities for classroom observation.

Administrators presented proposed attendance lines at the October 15 and November 19 board meetings and at three public meetings in the schools. At those meetings, parents had the opportunity to hear a presentation, review the proposed attendance lines, ask district administrators questions, discuss the proposed lines with board members and district officials, and give written feedback.

The district will allow rising fifth-graders designated to change elementary schools next year due to rezoning the opportunity to stay at their current school for their final year at the school as long as their parents provide transportation. Parents will be given the opportunity to make that decision in January 2014.

The district will also offer immersion students the same opportunity. 

See the presentation from the Dec. 17, 2013 Board Meeting here.

Here’s some information about Deerfield Elementary School.

See a map of the final lines for Deerfield Elementary School.

See the DES Feeder systems.

 

November 19, 2013 Board Meeting
Lexington One continues rezoning process

At the November 19, 2013 regular monthly meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board heard the first reading of recommended attendance lines for Deerfield Elementary School as well as feedback from the three community meetings held in October.

The proposed attendance zone for Deerfield Elementary School alters the attendance lines of Carolina Springs Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary and Red Bank Elementary schools. In other words, some children who attend these schools this year may attend a different school after the new attendance lines go into effect.

Carolina Springs Elementary currently houses 978 students, Pleasant Hill Elementary houses 948 and Red Bank Elementary houses 660 students. If no fifth-graders elect to stay at their current schools by grandfathering, after rezoning, CSES is projected to have 649 students, DES 464, PHES 689 and RBES 545.

The district designed Deerfield Elementary, currently under construction on Longs Pond Road in Lexington, with a focus on the future and a design that supports competency-based learning.

When DES opens its doors to students in August 2014, classrooms will be equipped with flexible furniture. Teachers and students can move, rearrange and repurpose this flexible furniture for any type of instructional interaction. A variety of learning spaces at the school will allow for collaboration, hands-on project work, and individual, small and large group instruction.

Corridors are designed with alcoves for additional work spaces. Soft seating will fill the corridors and digital Learning Commons, while demonstration classrooms with glass walls will provide educators across the state an opportunity for classroom observation.

See the presentation from the Nov. 19, 2013 Board Meeting here.

Here’s some information about Deerfield Elementary School.

See a map of the proposed lines for Deerfield Elementary School.

See the proposed DES Feeder systems.

Grandfathering Explanation

 

Lexington One begins zoning process for Deerfield Elementary School

At the October 15, 2013 regular monthly meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board heard administrators’ recommendations for attendance zones for Deerfield Elementary School. Deerfield Elementary, currently under construction on Longs Pond Road in Lexington, was designed with a focus on the future.

Deerfield Elementary’s design serves as a prototype supporting competency-based learning. When it opens its doors to students in August 2014, classrooms will be equipped with flexible furniture. Teachers and students can move, rearrange and repurpose this flexible furniture for any type of instructional interaction. A variety of learning spaces at the school will allow for collaboration, hands-on project work, and individual, small and large group instruction.

Corridors are designed with alcoves for additional work spaces. Soft seating will fill the corridors and digital Learning Commons, while demonstration classrooms with glass walls will provide educators across the state an opportunity for classroom observation.

The proposed attendance zone for Deerfield Elementary School alters the attendance lines of Carolina Springs Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary and Red Bank Elementary schools. In other words, some children who attend these schools this year may attend a different school after the new attendance lines go into effect.

Carolina Springs Elementary currently houses 978 students, Pleasant Hill Elementary houses 948 and Red Bank Elementary houses 660 students. If no fifth-graders elect to stay at their current schools by grandfathering, after rezoning, CSES is projected to have 649 students, DES 464, PHES 689 and RBES 545.

The district will hold three public meetings so that the public can hear a formal presentation of the proposed attendance lines and review maps of the proposed attendance lines. There will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m. District staff will stay, however, until 7:30 p.m. to answer questions.

Parents can come to any of these meetings and do not have to come to the one at their child’s school. The same information will be provided at all three meetings.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on:
     Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Pleasant Hill Elementary School’s cafeteria
     Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Carolina Springs Elementary School’s cafeteria
     Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Red Bank Elementary School’s cafeteria

See the presentation from the Oct. 15, 2013 Board Meeting here.

Here’s some information about Deerfield Elementary School.

Here’s information about the zoning meetings at CSES, PHES and RBES.

See a map of the proposed lines for Deerfield Elementary School.

 

Information Available at Rezoning Meetings

In the next few weeks, the district will hold public meetings from 6–7:30 p.m. There will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m. District staff will stay until 7:30 p.m. to answer questions.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on:
     Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Pleasant Hill Elementary School’s cafeteria
     Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Carolina Springs Elementary School’s cafeteria
     Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Red Bank Elementary School’s cafeteria

At these meetings, you will be able to review the new attendance lines the district proposes, ask questions of district representatives and fill out a feedback form.

Welcome to a Lexington One Rezoning Meeting. What do I do now that I’m here?

Presentation on Proposed DES Attendance Lines

Proposed DES Attendance Lines

Proposed DES Feeder Systems

Grandfathering Explanation

Feedback Form

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