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Pinellas County Real Estate and Pinellas County Schools NOW match – See Maps

 

When Buying Pinellas County Real Estate – Now youll know your Close to Home School!

Pinellas Countys new Neighborhood School Maps are now available. As
a Pinellas County
Realtor
I have to tell you I am thrilled. One of the hardest things we have
to do when selling Pinellas County Real
Estate
is explain our previous ˜School Choice and how you would have to
buy a home without knowing where your child would end up going to school.

kids getting on school busI had a good friend move from Tampa last year with 2
boys – one in 2nd grade and one in 3rd. When moving to Pinellas County mid-year and these 2 boys were
assigned to DIFFERENT elementary schools. How crazy is that???

I think as Pinellas County parents and
taxpayers the rising cost of gas helped stop this School Choice
madness. I still cant believe that weve been bussing school children in a way that sustantially raises
transportation costs since it was NOT an efficient plan having buses from multiple schools have to go to the same neighborhoods.

In addition, many home buyers relocating to the Tampa Bay area told us that this was a substantial
negative in their decision process to buying
real estate in Pinellas County
versus Hillsborough County or Pasco
County. 

My Kids go to Pinellas County Schools Now – so whats it mean to Us?

Heres the info provided by the Pinellas County School Board in their recent press release:

If in 5th-8th grade now

For currently enrolled 5th- and 8th-grade students
you will be mailed a notification letter by April 18 that tells you your
childs assigned close-to-home school except in the following cases:

If entering 6th or 9th grade next year

Students entering 6th- and 9th-grade will be
assigned to their close-to-home school, except for the following:

What if my child is currently in or was accepted to: a Magnet,
Fundemental or Career Adademy school?

Where are the maps to match where I live to where Ill go to school?

All Close-to-Home School
Maps are now available online.

If you need more information you can call:

3 Steps to Enrolling Child in Pinellas County Schools

1.     
Parents may visit
any nearby elementary school to get a User I.D. and password to access the
Student Reservation System.

2.     
Parents will then
have the opportunity to enroll their child online using the student reservation
computer at the school or from a home computer.

3.     
Once the child is
enrolled, the parent will deliver the required registration documents to the
assigned school.

What Documents are required to enroll my child in school?

1.     
a birth
certificate or other proof of identity/age,

2.     
proof of
residency,

3.     
childs Social
Security number (optional),

4.     
a Florida
Certificate of Immunization form and

5.     
a physical
examination certificate within the past 12 months.

What if I dont like the school my child got assigned to – what can I
do?

Parents may try to request
another school on a ˜space-available basis during the open enrollment period
(August 4 through August 15, 2008). The process for the open enrollment period
has not yet been finalized and the dates are subject to change.

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Buying Pinellas County Real Estate Just Got less Complicated

If youre looking to buy a home or sell a home in Pinellas County (Clearwater, Seminole, Palm Harbor) you should be thrilled with this announcement. For the first time in 5 years families will actually know where their kids will go to school if they buy a home or condo in the area.  This will help our Pinellas County real estate market in two ways.

  1. Those relocating will be able to make informed choices about schools and education for their kids and
  2. Those families who wanted to move but couldnt risk losing their ˜grandfathering can now know what neighborhoods allow their kids to go to the same schools if they want or they can choose other ones, 

Want more info about all our Pinellas County Real Estate – feel free to call Cyndee and Jack,your Pinellas County Realtors at (727) 710-8035. Want to see all the Pinellas County homes for sale – Feel free to search the Tampa Bay MLS.

Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Clearwater Florida Real Estate Agents, Charles Rutenberg Realty 1545 S Belcher Rd Clearwater FL 33764   (727) 710-8035

About Cyndee Haydon

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