• Will students be able to cross zone or stay in their current school for 2019-2020?

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    The Board of Education allows for cross-zone and tuition students when space is available at a school. To request any school other than the zoned school for your student next year, you must complete the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application. If you have more than one student, a separate application should be submitted for each. 

    The priority deadline to submit the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application is Monday, April 15th. Submissions after this date will be assigned a lower priority. After submissions are received and processed, an email will be sent to you by Friday, May 17th with a preliminary decision.

    Important Notes:

    1. Bus Transportation will not be provided for cross-zone/tuition students.
    2. If enrollment numbers change for a school and reach the maximum class size or grade band averages established by the State of Tennessee and/or the Cleveland Board of Education, cross-zone/tuition students will not be allowed, even if these numbers change after the school year begins.
    3. A cross-zone/tuition student must maintain satisfactory attendance, behavior, and effort to remain in that school.
    4. Please read the Administrative Procedure 6.204.1 (Priorities for Cross-Zone and Non-Resident Students) for more information.
    5. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Doug Moore, Director of Student Services at dmoore@clevelandschools.org or (423) 472-9571.

     

     

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  • When will the attendance zones change?

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    The school attendance zones will go into effect at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 

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  • How can I find my school zone?

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    Click here and enter your home address to see the school you are zoned for beginning in August 2019.

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  • Will my child be allowed to cross-zone to his current school if we are rezoned to another school?

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    The Board of Education allows for cross-zone and tuition students when space is available at a school. To request any school other than the zoned school for your student next year, you must complete the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application. If you have more than one student, a separate application should be submitted for each. 

    The priority deadline to submit the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application is Monday, April 15th. Submissions after this date will be assigned a lower priority. After submissions are received and processed, an email will be sent to you by Friday, May 17th with a preliminary decision.

    Important Notes:

    1. Bus Transportation will not be provided for cross-zone/tuition students.
    2. If enrollment numbers change for a school and reach the maximum class size or grade band averages established by the State of Tennessee and/or the Cleveland Board of Education, cross-zone/tuition students will not be allowed, even if these numbers change after the school year begins.
    3. A cross-zone/tuition student must maintain satisfactory attendance, behavior, and effort to remain in that school.
    4. Please read the Administrative Procedure 6.204.1 (Priorities for Cross-Zone and Non-Resident Students) for more information.
    5. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Doug Moore, Director of Student Services at dmoore@clevelandschools.org or (423) 472-9571.

     

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  • Can my 4th grader remain at his/her current school for 5th grade next year?

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    The Board of Education allows for cross-zone and tuition students when space is available at a school. To request any school other than the zoned school for your student next year, you must complete the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application. If you have more than one student, a separate application should be submitted for each. 

    The priority deadline to submit the Online Cross-Zone and Tuition Application is Monday, April 15th. Submissions after this date will be assigned a lower priority. After submissions are received and processed, an email will be sent to you by Friday, May 17th with a preliminary decision.

    Important Notes:

    1. Bus Transportation will not be provided for cross-zone/tuition students.
    2. If enrollment numbers change for a school and reach the maximum class size or grade band averages established by the State of Tennessee and/or the Cleveland Board of Education, cross-zone/tuition students will not be allowed, even if these numbers change after the school year begins.
    3. A cross-zone/tuition student must maintain satisfactory attendance, behavior, and effort to remain in that school.
    4. Please read the Administrative Procedure 6.204.1 (Priorities for Cross-Zone and Non-Resident Students) for more information.
    5. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Doug Moore, Director of Student Services at dmoore@clevelandschools.org or (423) 472-9571.

     

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  • What's the plan for traffic in the area?

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    Both Cleveland Middle and Hopewell Elementary have earlier start times than Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary.  Those schools start at 7:50 am and our new school will start at 8:30 am. That will help alleviate some issues.  Also, we have worked closely with TDOT and the City of Cleveland to install a dedicated turn lane into our school.  Furthermore, our driveway and drop-off lane is lengthy allowing many cars to que off Highway 60 and onto our property.  TDOT will be working to widen Highway 60, but this will take time. We will have a crossing guard stationed each morning and afternoon to help with traffic flow.

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  • What if I missed the Community Meeting on January 24, 2019?

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    Click here to see the presentation from the Community Meeting on January 24, 2019. 

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  • What if I missed the Community Meeting? Where can I get more information?

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    Click here to see the presentation given at the meeting on November 8, 2018. 

     

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  • Will the district be looking at issues of equity for elementary schools during zoning process?

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    Yes.  We are utilizing a program called GuideK12 which allows our committees and board members to review demographics for all students in all zones.  That information will be a major factor as we look at redrawing our attendance zones.

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  • What qualifies those sitting on the various committees to make the decisions regarding zoning?

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    All committees are made up of individuals ranging from district staff, teachers, principals, school board members, PTO Presidents, and City of Cleveland staff.  Our committee process allows for input from many involved in various ways in our schools. However, the elected Board of Education members are the final decision makers regarding any new zones.

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  • Will you make sure current school employees have a secured job before hiring new teachers and staff?

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    Yes.  We won’t need fewer employees with the opening of a new school.

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  • Will the rezoning affect any of the Bradley County Schools?

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    Rezoning only affects the boundaries of elementary schools in Cleveland City Schools.

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  • How do I find out which board member represents where I live?

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    1) Go to https://clevelandtn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=04e6c01a5273429eb82154266cdcce55 and input your address.  This will allow you to see which city district your address is located.

    2) See the list below for our board members that correspond with the city district you found on that link.  Please know you may contact any board member to discuss your questions, concerns, and ideas. Our board members are as follows:

        1. Carolyn Ingram - 1st district
        2. Krista McKay - 2nd district
        3. Dawn Robinson - 3rd district
        4. Peggy Pesterfield - 4th district
        5. Tom Cloud - 5th district
        6. Charlie Cogdill - At-Large
        7. Steve Morgan - At-Large

    3) Click here for Board Member information.

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