CHELSEA, Ala. (WIAT) — Students that currently attend Chelsea Park Elementary and live off Highway 11 and Highway 47 in Chelsea will soon be rezoned to Forest Oaks Elementary.
Officials have cited overcrowding as the main reason for this move, and the rezoning has been in the works for a year and a half.
“As soon as you begin to see one school that is maxing out on classrooms, beginning to get portable classrooms, it’s time to come up with a plan,” says Tom Ferguson, deputy superintendent for Shelby County Schools. “Forest Oaks is not growing as fast. We felt like something needed to be done.”
This move will go into effect next school year and affect close to 100 students in the Shelby County School District.