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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

For the past two years Daja Rowe has been attending Midland Middle School.

That will all change next year when she moves to the new Aaron Cohn Middle School. It's all part of rezoning to make up the new population of students that will attend the new school. 

"We have students that are overcrowded and so we are moving students from one zone to another to accommodate the growth in the school district," John Phillips said. 

Parents and students came out to a public hearing tonight at Midland Middle School to express their concerns about this change that will affect students at Midland, Fort, and Blackmon Road Middle schools.

"We obviously want the public input and give them some ownership of the attendance zones as much as we possibly can," Phillips said. 

Another public hearing will also take place on Thursday January 31 at Midland Middle School. Daja Rowe's grandmother Judy came to Tuesday night's meeting with her granddaughter to better understand how the rezoning will take place. She's looking forward to the change that will bring Daja closer to home.

"As long as some of her friends go I believe that it will be alright it may not be all of them but I think that it will be majority of them that lives around us," Judy Rowe said. 

The new zones across the district will go into effect during the upcoming school year. Thursday's Public hearing on rezoning is expected to start at 7 p.m. at Midland Middle School. 

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