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VIRGINIA BEACH-- Hundreds of students could switch schools next year under a new redistricting plan.

The proposal comes because some schools are overcrowded, while others have extra space.

Nearly 700 students at eight elementary schools and two middle schools could be moved into different schools.

Three elementary schools are overcrowded: Brookwood, Green Run and Cooke. In order to reduce the overcrowding in these three schools, Lynnhaven, Malibu, Landstown, Birdneck, and Seatack elementary schools would all be impacted by the proposed plan.

Two middle schools will also be affected to improve feeder patterns from elementary schools. Virginia Beach Middle will receive students along N. Birdneck Rd. from Lynnhaven Middle.

Parents can see which school their children will attend next year by clicking on the proposed redistricting map. They may also call the Office of Demographics and Planning at 757.263.1055, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or send an email to vbschzones@vbschools.com.

Parents can speak out at public hearings held at 6:30pm: February 6th at Malibu Elementary, February 8th at Landstown Elementary and February 9th at Seatack Elementary.

The school board will make a final decision on the proposal at the March 20th meeting.

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