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Union County Parents Up In Arms About School Re-Zoning

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Nearly 6,000 students in Union County could be affected – and parents are demanding to be heard.

The Union County school board is considering a plan to re-draw school zones – splitting up friends, teammates and clusters of students throughout the area.

“It makes no sense to me,” parent of a Sun Valley Middle School student Joseph Rudy said. “You’re moving all these kids around, for what? They did this a couple years ago to B.O.E. and what happened? Now you’ve got overcrowding again. This is not the solution we’re looking for.”

What solutions are parents suggesting to fix the overcrowding? Building additional wings, trailers, year-round school – they want every possibility explored before redistricting.

“We want to know they’ve looked at every possible option,” parent Elizabeth Pancamo said. “That they have looked out for our kid’s best interest and not making it more of a business proposition.”

“What do you tell a child,” Rudy said. “That you’re going to have to go to a different school now – good luck? Of course, not. You’ve got to look into other options now.”

Rudy’s daughter goes to Sun Valley Middle – but would be transferred to Monroe under the proposed redistricting.

Mary Ellen Costello moved to Union County with her family from Maryland just two and a half years ago. They came from what she says was a redistricting nightmare and handpicked this area because of the schools.

“We have supported that school,” Costello said. “We have become a part of the community and now we feel that we are being kicked out.”

The school board will meet at Monroe High at 6 p.m. on Thursday. It is open to the public but not for public comment. Still, plenty of parents plan on attending.

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