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School rezoning impacts two subdivisions
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Middle school students in and around Waterfield and Cypress Cove subdivisions will attend a different school next school year after the Liberty County Board of Education changed attendance zones at its February meeting.
Students in those areas have been attending Lewis Frasier, but will switch to Snelson-Golden Middle School.
“As we know, change is often difficult, but it is also inevitable,” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Conley said. “By moving middle school students from Lewis Frasier Middle School to Snelson-Golden Middle School next year, we can help balance the enrollment between these two middle schools. We will make every effort to provide a smooth transition for the students and parents.”
An estimate of the number of students affected was not provided.
Conley said the move was considered for the current school year, but postponed when there were plans to build a middle school on Fort Stewart, pending an anticipated rezoning of all middle schools.
“When the decision was made to put the new middle school construction project on hold due to the decline in student enrollment and the lack of additional troops being reassigned to Fort Stewart, we had to re-evaluate the current situation and make plans for our middle schools for the 2010-11 school year,” Conley said.
The change will affect all rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders who live in the vicinity of Waterfield, which is off Airport Road, and Cypress Cove off Highway 196. Snelson-Golden Middle School is at 465 Coates Road on the east side of Hinesville. The phone number is 877-3112.
The shift could affect students’ wardrobe under the uniform dress code. But all middle school students can wear solid white shirts and blouses (polo or collared). Snelson-Golden students can also wear solid gold shirts or blouses. All other middle school dress code guidelines are the same.
The bus routes will be published in The Coastal Courier and on-line at this summer.
Conley said rezoned students’ permanent records will be forwarded to Snelson-Golden and there is no need for parents to re-enroll their students.
“If we can do anything additional to assist your child in this move, please contact us at the Liberty County Board of Education,” Conley said. “My direct line is 876-4854. You can also contact the superintendent, Dr. Judy Scherer, at 876-3619.”

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