Union County Schools http://wfae.org en Union County Offers $3 Million To Schools To Avoid Redistricting http://wfae.org/post/union-county-offers-3-million-schools-avoid-redistricting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Union County Public Schools got word of an unexpected offer last night that could allow the district to avoid a controversial redistricting, at least for now. The county has agreed to give the school district $3 million for mobile classrooms to ease overcrowding.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:07:49 +0000 Lisa Miller 44365 at http://wfae.org Union County Offers $3 Million To Schools To Avoid Redistricting Union Schools May Avoid Countywide Redistricting http://wfae.org/post/union-schools-may-avoid-countywide-redistricting <p>Union County might be spared a controversial countywide school redistricting plan after all.</p><p>School board chair Richard Yercheck said Tuesday morning he expects his group will accept the county commissioners’ surprise $3 million offer to buy 49 mobile units. Commissioners <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/03/4661601/union-co-commissioners-make-surprise.html#.UvDoi_ldXjs" target="_blank">on Monday </a>said they made the offer to eliminate the need for countywide redistricting, and solve an issue that has been tearing the community apart</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:49:18 +0000 Adam Bell 44339 at http://wfae.org Union School Board Considers Redistricting http://wfae.org/post/union-school-board-considers-redistricting <p align="left">Nearly 6,000 students in Union County could end up in different schools next year.&nbsp; The Union County school board is considering a plan to re-draw attendance zones of many schools to ease overcrowding and make way for expected growth.&nbsp; That has caused an uproar among parents.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">&nbsp; Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:41:40 +0000 Lisa Miller 43411 at http://wfae.org Settlement Looks Unlikely In $91 Million Union County Schools Verdict http://wfae.org/post/settlement-looks-unlikely-91-million-union-county-schools-verdict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Union County and its school board continue to bicker over funding.&nbsp; But since October, it’s taken a different tone after a jury ordered Union County to pay the school system $91 million.&nbsp; Union County commissioners offered a much smaller settlement this month and the school board said, “No, thank you.”</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:27:26 +0000 Lisa Miller 41747 at http://wfae.org Settlement Looks Unlikely In $91 Million Union County Schools Verdict Union County Appeals $91 Million School Verdict http://wfae.org/post/union-county-appeals-91-million-school-verdict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The dispute between Union County and its schools is not finished.&nbsp; Union County commissioners have decided to appeal the jury’s verdict that the county owes the district $91 million.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:27:46 +0000 Lisa Miller 37488 at http://wfae.org Union County Appeals $91 Million School Verdict Jury Decides Union County Owes Its Schools $91 Million http://wfae.org/post/jury-decides-union-county-owes-its-schools-91-million <p align="left">Union County Public Schools has scored a victory.&nbsp; After a two-month long trial, a jury has decided Union County owes the district a whopping $91 million.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">&ldquo;To be perfectly honest, I&rsquo;m in awe and humbled at the number,&rdquo; says school board chairman Richard Yercheck.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">&ldquo;I think whoever tells you they&rsquo;re not surprised at a verdict of $91 million would be lying to you,&rdquo; says attorney Richard Schwartz who represented the district.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:30:20 +0000 Lisa Miller 37070 at http://wfae.org Jury Decides Union County Owes Its Schools $91 Million Union County School Board To Take County Commission To Court http://wfae.org/post/union-county-school-board-take-county-commission-court <p align="left">School districts often complain that counties don’t give them enough money.&nbsp; But Union County School officials are doing more than griping.&nbsp; They’re taking the Union County commission to court.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Union County commissioners approved a budget for this year about $8 million short of what the school board says the district needs.&nbsp; The school board pushed back and the negotiations ended up in mediation.&nbsp; After a five hour session today, school board chairman Richard Yercheck says the two sides are at an impasse.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:15:16 +0000 Lisa Miller 32428 at http://wfae.org