Meeting on redistricting is tonight

March 07, 1996|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

Residents will be able to question county school planners tonight when the school system holds a briefing on proposals to relieve overcrowding at George Fox Middle School.

The school board is looking at four options that would send some students now destined for George Fox to Chesapeake Bay Middle School and then to Northeast High School.

George Fox is in the Northeast High School feeder system, and Chesapeake Middle is a Chesapeake High School feeder.

The change probably would not take place until the school year that begins in September 1997.

Similar proposals stirred controversy during redistricting hearings last year. Riviera Beach Elementary parents didn't want their children sent anywhere but to Fox, and Chesapeake Middle parents were not eager to have them.

The four proposals being considered are:

Send Riviera Beach Elementary students to Chesapeake instead of Fox and create two middle schools at Chesapeake.

Send Riviera Beach Elementary students to Chesapeake, leaving Chesapeake as one middle school.

Send Sunset Elementary students to one of two middle schools at Chesapeake instead of Fox.

Send all sixth-graders from Fox and Chesapeake into an all-sixth-grade school in one part of Chesapeake, which was designed to house two schools. Operate Fox and the other side of Chesapeake as middle schools for grades seven and eight.

Under most proposals, Phoenix, a special education program for middle-schoolers that operates at Chesapeake, would be moved elsewhere.

Today's meeting is at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake Middle. The board will hold a hearing at 7 p.m. March 21.

Pasadena man arrested in Riviera Beach break-in

A Pasadena man was arrested Tuesday and charged with breaking into a Riviera Beach home, county police said.

Mark Angelo Matthews, 35, of the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road was charged with first-degree burglary and theft.

Sieglinde Anna Kramp, 59, told police she surprised a man ransacking her home shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The intruder ran out the back door, but an officer found a man who fit the description of the culprit shortly after 3: 30 a.m. at Greenway Road and Riviera Drive, police said. Officers found that a side window had been forced open and coins and jewelry were gathered near the window.

Pasadena man charged with forging prescription

Police arrested a Pasadena man Tuesday and charged him with forging a prescription for drugs, county police said.

Joseph Michael Demoine, 18, of the 8600 block of New Bedford Harbour was charged with forgery.

An employee of the Revco store in the 4100 block of Mountain Road called police about apparently forged prescriptions. Prescription papers had been stolen from a doctor's office and prescriptions forged, police said.

Pub Date: 3/07/96

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