Redistricting plans for some Clay County high schools gets thumbs up from school board

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – During the Clay County School Board’s meeting Thursday night, board members made final votes in favor of three plans to realign high school boundaries.

The board had said to free up space, nearly 350 students at Oakleaf schools would need to move to Orange Park junior and senior high schools.

The board voted 4-1 on the boundary realignment for Oakleaf High and Orange Park High, 4-1 on the realignment for Oakleaf Junior High and Orange Park Junior High, and 5-0 in favor of the plan on the realignment for Oakleaf High to Ridgeview High.

LINK: Clay County high school boundary changes

Notably of the plans:

  • Seventh-grade students would switch junior high schools in 2022 and eighth-graders would be able to stay at their schools.
  • Incoming freshmen, sophomores and juniors would move to Orange Park, while incoming seniors would be able to stay at Oakleaf.

The school board said the state of Florida will not provide funding to build schools in the area until the district can show every school is at capacity.

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