Over 100 waivers approved for new school zoning

Nassau County rezoning sends Yulee students to Fernandina Beach

By Ashley Spicer - Reporter, anchor

YULEE, Fla. - Nassau County's school district rezoning is going smoothly so far.

The school board unanimously voted earlier this year to approve zoning changes that primarily impacted about 300 students in Yulee and Fernandina Beach.

The new Zone 1, which represents Fernandina Beach, includes Old Nassauville Road. Students who live on that road had been in Zone 2, which represents Yulee, so they will have to change schools.

The district said the rezoning was prompted by overcrowding. Fernadina Beach schools have 900 students compared to Yulee schools where 1,300 students are maxing out class space, which includes about 15 portable classrooms.

The school board allowed incoming seniors to be grandfathered in and accepted waiver applications from others.

All of the 99 Yulee High School students and 27 Yulee Middle School students who applied for waivers were allowed to stay at their schools.

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