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Seminole Co. gets green light to explore rezoning schools

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Hundreds of Seminole County students might have to change schools next year and it may become one of the largest rezoning efforts the county has seen in years.

New superintendent Walt Griffin told WFTV the school board gave the green light to explore a plan to even out elementary attendance numbers by the time students start school this time next year.

Griffin told WFTV that a number of the county's 36 elementary schools are overcrowded, while other schools are under capacity.

The school board approved the rezoning initiative late Tuesday and now a committee will be formed to work on the always controversial changes.

The yet-to-be-formed committee will focus on elementary schools first before later tackling high school and middle school rezoning.

Seminole County said it will welcome parent input, and they will definitely getit -- the last major rezoning eight years ago led to public outcry and even lawsuits.

Seminole County students head back to school next Monday.