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2014 Rezoning of Elementary Schools in Hoover, AL

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The Hoover Board of Education is proposing to re-zone parts of Hoover City School zones to accommodate the increased growth throughout the city. The rezoning will require many of the current residents to relocate to schools that increase travel time and uproot children from their existing schools.

The Hoover Board of Education cites the following:
- building at this time is premature
-Trace Crossings Elementary currently has capacity to accommodate additional students
- there will be nine neighborhoods impacted
- the current plans are in the draft stage and will need to be approved by the Department of Justice

Hoover citizens affected by the impact present the following:
- schools were primary drivers for home purchases
- travel distance to and from school would change drastically for those affected by the move
- the Hoover Board has not considered the current residents in this decision
- the proposal has not been communicated effectively

Hoover residents impacted offer the following options for consideration by the Hoover School Board:
- zone the new communities to the schools that have capacity
- build new school buildings to accommodate the huge increase (It has been stated that building is premature, but current numbers suggest that the increased number of new developments would make the rezoning plan insufficient to accommodate new growth within the next two to three years.)

Many of the Hoover residents are of the opinion that the responsibility for accommodating new developments should not rest on the shoulders of our children. So, we are doing what we can to "fight" this rezoning effort. To that end, this petition is being created to show Hoover residents rejection of the proposal that was presented at the rezoning meeting 07/30/14. Please sign this petition to indicate your rejection of the Hoover City Proposal to Re-zone schools.

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