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The Union County school board approved a controversial redistricting Tuesday night to boos and hisses. The crowd was vocal, but not large since the vote came as a complete surprise. 


Lisa Miller

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. 

Lisa Miller

If you live in western Union County, you’re well acquainted with the words ‘school redistricting.’ For many years the district scrambled to build schools to keep up with all the growth, re-drawing attendance lines as new schools opened. 

Now many schools are filling up again.  The school board is mulling a plan to ease the overcrowding by shifting nearly 6,000 students to different schools.  Many parents are mad.   


Nearly 6,000 students in Union County could end up in different schools next year.  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.  That has caused an uproar among parents. 


 

More than half of the North Carolina House has signed on to legislation that aims to remove politics from the redistricting process.  Supporters want to get the bill passed, while neither Democrats nor Republicans know who will be in charge when the process starts again in 2020.