Parents say "side-deal" in UCPS redistricting - myfoxcarolinas.com

Parents say "side-deal" in UCPS redistricting

Posted: Updated:
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • Grammy-winning Randy Travis' name removed from Marshville signs

    Grammy-winning Randy Travis' name removed from Marshville signs

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:43:35 GMT
    The Town of Marshville has switched its welcoming signs on Highway 74 -- originally reading "Home of Randy Travis."
    The Town of Marshville has switched its welcoming signs on Highway 74 -- originally reading "Home of Randy Travis."
  • Dozens become citizens at Federal Courthouse

    Dozens become citizens at Federal Courthouse

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:06:56 GMT
    Forty-eight people from 32 different countries were ceremoniously taken in as United States citizens on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.
    Forty-eight people from 32 different countries were ceremoniously taken in as United States citizens on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.
The group Citizens for Adequate Public Schools is suing Union County Public Schools and the Board of Education -- and today they're concerned about the possibility of a side-deal between UCPS and at least one resident of the Millbridge neighborhood.

"It's not overwhelming," Union County resident Tom Hillegas said. "What it is, is it's to the point where it's disgusting."

In an email chain obtained through the discovery process of the lawsuit, a Connie Weidman of Waxhaw messages to UCPS' Mike Webb, what she believes to be errors in UCPS' projected-growth numbers that supported redistricting.

The end of her email states...

"I understand that Millbridge can appeal to the board to adjust these lines, before final approval, and again after the final vote. Doing so, however, would involve having to publicly publicize the errors with the formulas and provide further fuel to the fire, which this county just does not need. I do not want to be put into that position, and I haven't even disclosed these inconsistencies within Millbridge. There is an easier way around this, and one that would not provide further disruptions to this redistricting plan."

Weidman has not responded to our attempts to reach out. UCPS has forwarded us to their attorney for all matters pertaining to the lawsuit and he has yet to respond on this matter.

"Rather than pointing that out to the public, which would impact all of us, she essentially traded her silence in order to keep Millbridge from being separated during this redistricting," plaintiff Aaron Asbra said.

The Millbridge neighborhood was debated throughout the redistricting process. It is a guideline of UCPS not to split a development or community, yet it was drawn to be split and redistricted up until the actual vote. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mecklenburg County Holding Public Hearing on Smoking Ban

    Mecklenburg County Holding Public Hearing on Smoking Ban

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:08:25 GMT
    Mecklenburg County Commissioners have been talking about banning smoking in city parks, outside city buildings and on county golf courses for about a month now. Tonight they will hear from members of the community on whether or not they think the move is a good idea for the area.
    Mecklenburg County Commissioners have been talking about banning smoking in city parks, outside city buildings and on county golf courses for about a month now. Tonight they will hear from members of the community on whether or not they think the move is a good idea for the area.
  • Second American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

    Second American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:00:50 GMT
    A second American doctor has tested positive for Ebola according to SIM-USA.
    A second American doctor has tested positive for Ebola according to SIM-USA.
  • Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:56:32 GMT
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices