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School Redistricting Debate Continues In Union County

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School redistricting continues to be an ongoing debate in Union County.

Marvin Ridge High School hosted the Union County Board of Education committee tonight for their regular board meeting, as an irregular location. Over 1,000 were present – filling the auditorium to capacity and adding overflow in the gymnasium.

There was a lot of buzz going into this meeting after Union County Commissioners approved a $3 million dollar allocation of funds to be spent on 49 mobile trailer units last night, hopefully solving overcrowding problems. Tonight – those possibly affected swarmed into Marvin Ridge for a 30-minute public comment session – waiting to hear the response from board of education members on the proposal of money towards trailers.

They were left with gasps, however, when immediately following the opening prayer – a unanimous decision was made to schedule a workshop for next week to give more time to board members to review necessary information.

Following the motion, public comment was available for six members of the audience to speak that had registered.

John Terrando, a local resident, brought his daughter Sarah to speak. They had just moved into town and bought a new home.

“We agreed to buy a house, a week later an enrolment cap was put into place and instead of coming to the local school here, my daughter is going 17 miles past three closer schools,” Terrando said.

Terrando wants a long-term solution to solve overcrowding and as of right now, doesn’t see the overcrowding problem going away.

Lisa Hall spoke on behalf of her neighborhood in the Cuthbertson-cluster.

“One of our proposals as a neighborhood is to actually have a bond referendum,” Hall said.

There has yet to be a date determined for next week. So while not a lot of progress was made tonight as far as redistricting goes, folks in Union County are one-step closer to hearing the fate of their school zones.

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