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Rezoning plan to affect students at four Rutherford County Schools

By: Osvaldo Martinez

MTN Reporter

January 31, 2022


Students from four different high schools in Rutherford County are expecting big changes in their 2022-2023 school year.

A rezoning plan that was approved by the Rutherford County Board of Education will cause high school students of Rockvale High School, Blackman High School, Riverdale High School, and Siegel High School to think twice about where they may be spending their school year.

The Rutherford County Board of Education has declared that rising freshman must register at their new zoned school in August of the 2022-23 school year.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors have been given the opportunity to have a grandfather option to continue attending their school, however students must notify their school to take advantage of that option.

While some students may be able to continue to attend their school, the board has made it clear that transportation will not be provided.

Along with the decision not to provide transportation, there will also be no sibling option.

The rezoning plan was approved on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. The plan will go into effect this coming August.

Blackman High School, Riverdale High School and Siegel High School will be reaching out to students affected by the rezoning plan to help get them registered for the coming school year.