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Keep Old Trail at Brownsville Elementary

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In response to the redistricting proposals for the Western Feeder Pattern, this petition was created as a voice against reassigning children from the Old Trail community from Brownsville Elementary to Crozet Elementary. 

There are several reasons Old Trail community members are against this reassignment:

1. Old Trail is closer to Brownsville Elementary than Crozet Elementary. Old Trail is located approximately 0.9 miles from Brownsville and approximately 1.7 miles from Crozet. A move from Brownsville to Crozet would:

a. Increase gas costs for buses

b. Increase gas costs for families

c. Prohibit families from walking to school (currently, there is an established walking trail and sidewalks under construction to Brownsville Elementary from Old Trail)

d. Increase bus commute times for children of Old Trail

e. Create a senseless act of having buses from Grayrock and other nearby neighborhoods on Jarmans Gap Road travel through Old Trail to get to Brownsville, while buses carrying Old Trail children head the opposite direction to Crozet

2. Neighborhoods closer in proximity to Crozet Elementary should be considered above Old Trail for reassignment. For example, Western Ridge is 2.2 miles from Crozet and 3.5 miles from Brownsville.

3. Proposing a divide in the community is unfair for several reasons:
a. Parents can no longer carpool
b. Children will no longer attend school with their neighbors
c. It will eliminate the sense of "community" for many families in Old Trail

4. The Brownsville-Henley-Western school district and living in a community within walking distance to the elementary, middle and high schools are major selling points for the Old Trail community. Sales and property values could be negatively impacted.

5. Old Trail is a growing community, while other neighborhoods in consideration already are established. The number of Old Trail families with school-age children could drastically increase by the time the neighborhood is complete. If redistricting takes place in the next few years, there is a greater chance it would have to occur again before the Old Trail community is built out. 

6. The reassignment would cause increased traffic at the already busy intersection of Jarmans Gap Road and Crozet Avenue. More families and buses would be traveling down Jarmans Gap Road to take a left onto Crozet Avenue, where there currently is no stop light. Traffic already backs up at this intersection from the stop light at Mudhouse Coffee during the morning and evening times. 


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