The cavalier approach by the writer in The Columbia County News-Times in the editorial, "Rezoning doesn't have to be so hard," distresses and angers me. It's easy to be flippant when decisions don't affect you.
Many students have only known the Greenbrier schools; first as elementary school students, then in middle school. Now, as they prepare for high school, there is a possibility it won't be at Greenbrier High.
They might be forced to attend Grovetown High School, a facility farther away, without long-time friends and one where the test scores from the feeder schools won't be as good. How this makes sense, only school board members know for sure.
Rumors are spreading about the boundaries of the new high school (I guess we'll just have to wait until the smoke rises from a school board meeting before we know).
One rumor paints an arbitrary line on William Few Parkway. For all families living on William Few, and who moved there specifically to be near the Greenbrier campuses, that imaginary line is unacceptable. Established neighborhoods that are closer to Greenbrier High, and part of its feeder network, should remain with that school. A radical and misguided change to an entire academic career shouldn't be made when young adults are preparing for college.
Rezoning wouldn't have to be so hard if it's done intelligently and with the students' best interests in mind.
Until then, it will remain difficult for everyone.
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