New school boundaries approved

Pasco County School Board members adopted boundaries for Elementary School W in Wesley Chapel, despite objections by parents living in Northwood and Arbor Woods. In approving the boundaries, the board members also approved a plan by school district staff to add gifted services to Denham Oaks Elementary School in Lutz. Parents had objected to their children losing gifted services, and the … [Read more...]

School boundary changes gain first-round approval

The Pasco County School Board has given first-round approval of proposed boundaries for Elementary School W, a school under construction in Wesley Chapel. The unanimous vote came despite objections from parents living in Northwood and in Arbor Woods, who do not want their children moved to Denham Oaks Elementary, which is in Lutz. “I want another option given to us,” said Amy Bracewell, who … [Read more...]

A gift for shoppers: Two malls within 2 miles

As Black Friday approaches, shoppers will scour advertisements for deals and map out a strategy to make the most of savings. And this year, for the first time in Pasco County history, consumers will be able to shop at an outlet mall and a traditional mall within 2 miles of each other. There was a time when the prospect of having a new mall so nearby would have been a cause for concern, … [Read more...]

Parents oppose proposed Elem W boundaries

Scores of parents from the communities of Arbor Woods and Northwood are opposed to proposed school boundaries that would send their children from their Wesley Chapel community over to Denham Oaks Elementary, in Lutz. About 100 people showed up at a community meeting on Nov. 19 to seek changes to the proposed boundaries for Elementary W, a new school being built off Mansfield Boulevard. They … [Read more...]

Elementary W causes boundary shifts

The sight of a new elementary school under construction would seem to be a cause for celebration. But, even when students can attend a new school, and even when the new school will reduce crowding at other area schools, the prospect of boundary changes for existing schools is often fraught with controversy. “Folks don’t want to move. I can understand. Folks are loyal to their school,” said … [Read more...]