Meeting on Richmond school rezoning Thursday night

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-Where your child goes to school in Richmond may soon be changing.

The school district is getting ready to redraw the school boundary lines and, as you can imagine, parents are sounding off about this.

Whenever the word 'change' is thrown around, some people can cause quite an uproar. When it involves your children and the possibility of them leaving some friends behind, it can cause even more problems.

The school district is asking for your help in it all and Thursday night, you get your first chance to get involved.

Earlier this week, NBC12 told you that for the first time since the 1970's, the Richmond school district is set to be rezoned. School leaders are forming a committee of about 30 people made up of parents and other people in the city.

Their job will be to decide where each child in the school district should go.

Tonight is everyone's first chance to fill out an application to be a part of that team.

Even if you don't want to be a part of that committee, you can still head to tonight's meeting to find out more about the changes coming.

That meeting will start at 6:30 Thursday evening at Linwood Holton Elementary School, located at 1600 West Laburnum Avenue in the city.

The goal is for this rezoning committee to have a plan ready by the Spring of 2012.

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