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Union County Board Of Education set to purchase mobile classrooms

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The Union County Board of Commissioners approved agreements to immediately appropriate $3 million dollars to the Union County Board of Education at a special meeting on Thursday. 

Earlier this month, the Union County Board of Commissioners offered the $3 million to the Board of Education of Union County Public Schools in an effort to solve overcrowding issues and put a stop to redistricting talks.

The board rejected that offer.

Union County Chairman Frank Aikmus told My Fox Carolinas that the county is open to offering the $3 million to the school for any reason they can think of – as long as it stops redistricting.

“The Board of County Commissioners has heard from parents and the business community on the redistricting issue, and the addition of mobile classrooms provides a short-term solution to the Board of Education to allow them time to develop a long-term solution for school growth,” Vice Chairman Jerry Simpson said recently. “The redistricting issue is tearing communities apart, and the proposal to provide funds for mobile classrooms is intended to keep communities and neighbors together while still protecting the taxpayers of Union County.”

The funding is for purchasing 49 mobile classrooms and $9.5 million for roofing projects identified by Union County Public Schools.

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