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School Board Approves Rezoning


COLUMBIA, S.C. — At a special called meeting on Dec. 3, the Richland Two School Board unanimously approved the rezoning of Jacobs Creek and Forest Creek subdivisions from Catawba Trail Elementary to Bookman Road Elementary. The rezoning change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year.
Parents were invited to give their input using an online form and at community meetings held in October and November. The rezoning proposal was presented for first reading during the public session of the Richland Two Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Click here to view a copy of the presentation from the board meeting.
District administrators began considering the proposed rezoning after reviewing current enrollment data and trends for the two schools. The area zoned for Bookman Road consists of established neighborhoods and has no known areas of proposed residential development. Catawba Trail Elementary’s attendance zone is projected to continue to grow based on the permitting of new residential homes and available vacant property. District administrators also considered the proximity of the subdivisions to Bookman Road Elementary and the potential for improving car and bus transportation routes.