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Ravenwood Rezoning Update

Looks like the parents against Ravenwood Rezoning have been granted a larger meeting room (instead of 50 people max capacity) and an opportunity for parents to actually speak at the meeting.  Share how this is affecting you and your children in the Ravenwood Rezoning Discussion Forum.

Here is an email Williamson County Board Member Terry Leve sent parents earlier today:From: Terry Leve
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:08 AM
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Update on Rezoning Meeting

 

Dear All,

I’m pleased to inform you that the Executive Committee has considered my request for the 6:00 p.m. November 30 special called Board meeting to be in a larger room than originally scheduled (which was the Carolyn Campbell Room, capacity 50) and to permit interested members of the public to speak.

The Executive Committee has made arrangements for the meeting to occur in our normal meeting place for regularly scheduled meetings, the auditorium in the County Offices.  Capacity is 134 persons, and will be strictly enforced. (It is a fire safety issue.)  Attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, the Executive Committee will permit 15 minutes of public comment set at the first part of the meeting.  There will be a sign up sheet that is put out at 5:30 in the auditorium.  Again, it is first come, first served. The Board Chair will see how many people sign up, divide that number into 15, and determine how much time is permitted per person.  For example, 5 people would be given three minutes each.  I would anticipate that there will be a maximum number permitted to sign up (although I do not know what that is).  For example, I do not envision 30 people being given 30 seconds.

I would encourage you to thank Board Chair Pat Anderson and interim Director Dr. David Heath for making these arrangements.

Terry Leve
School Board, District 6

  • http://www.granthammond.com/ GrantHammond

    I am just beginning to learn about this rezoning issue and am shocked that I haven't heard more people talking about this. If Ravenwood High School is rezoned, won't that hurt the work force parents who are renting at Alara in order to give their kids a better education?

  • Phil Whitman

    Out of curiosity, please define work force parents. Thanks.

  • http://www.granthammond.com/ Grant Hammond

    Parents who both have to work in order to be able to support their family. Parents who live in the Alara apartments not because they want to, but because that is the only thing they can afford in the Ravenwood school district. Parents who don't bring home six figure salaries and don't plan to retire until their almost dead. They're out there, even in pricey Brentwood.

  • http://twitter.com/LibrareAnn Ann Clapp

    The school district is clear on their website that schools are guaranteed zoned for only one year. I'm puzzled by the implication that parents have a “right” for their child to go to a specific school (when the other one is a good school also and actually closer) just because they chose to move to a certain apartment building or subdivision.

  • http://twitter.com/LibrareAnn Ann Clapp

    The school district is clear on their website that schools are guaranteed zoned for only one year. I'm puzzled by the implication that parents have a “right” for their child to go to a specific school (when the other one is a good school also and actually closer) just because they chose to move to a certain apartment building or subdivision.