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Old 08-06-2007, 07:10 PM
 
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Today, we were out looking at homes in Union County and drove by the Weddington Schools, which we had read up on and understood to be very good schools. We were very surprised to see about 10 very dilapidated shed-like structures up on cinder blocks with rotting wood ramps that contained desks and white boards! Are these structures actually used as classrooms for children??? Someone please explain! Thanks. MJ
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Um yes. It's called overcrowding thanks to explosive growth.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Today, we were out looking at homes in Union County and drove by the Weddington Schools, which we had read up on and understood to be very good schools. We were very surprised to see about 10 very dilapidated shed-like structures up on cinder blocks with rotting wood ramps that contained desks and white boards! Are these structures actually used as classrooms for children??? Someone please explain! Thanks. MJ
Unless you prefer to have your children taught in a classroom with about 60 other students that's the only line you should concern yourself with.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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Has this overcrowding been alleviated with the opening of the new schools in the area ( is it Marvin?)? Or will they still be holding class in these trailers this coming year??? I see it may be the best answer but still, these structures really look unsafe! MJ
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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Pretty much every school in Meck & Union County have trailers. Almost as soon as they open up about 5 trailers get put up to help with overcrowding.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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We had trailer classrooms where I grew up over 20 years ago. The Charlotte-area is now growing just like other cities have in the past and this is all that can be done. This is not a new phenomenon and no worries....they are not what I would classify as "unsafe."
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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There would be more had UCPS decided not to add classrooms on each wing a year ago.

You'll see a similar situation at Weddington Middle and High Schools as well if you have children that age.

The new middle/high campus in Marvin provides some relief but it was way overdue. That campus will most likely be at capacity within two years.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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I am sure the original poster did not mean to come across they way he/she did, but I think that people have a lot of nerve to declare a mass exodus from the NE and Midwest for the "land of plenty" here in the Charlotte-metro and then complain that we have trailers at schools. Tax dollars and schools cannot keep up with the mass influx of people, period. I guess the rest of us should just pony up more tax dollars to house kids whose parents have yet to even begin to pay taxes here so that upon arrival everything will be shiny and new.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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I am sure the original poster did not mean to come across they way he/she did, but I think that people have a lot of nerve to declare a mass exodus from the NE and Midwest for the "land of plenty" here in the Charlotte-metro and then complain that we have trailers at schools. Tax dollars and schools cannot keep up with the mass influx of people, period. I guess the rest of us should just pony up more tax dollars to house kids whose parents have yet to even begin to pay taxes here so that upon arrival everything will be shiny and new.
What dos surprise me (& has surprised me for many years here in NC) is the lack of planning to add onto schools. Some schools become landlocked within a few years or even right away because they don't buy enough property (& I know property costs $$$, etc.), but it always surprises me.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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I am sure the original poster did not mean to come across they way he/she did, but I think that people have a lot of nerve to declare a mass exodus from the NE and Midwest for the "land of plenty" here in the Charlotte-metro and then complain that we have trailers at schools. Tax dollars and schools cannot keep up with the mass influx of people, period. I guess the rest of us should just pony up more tax dollars to house kids whose parents have yet to even begin to pay taxes here so that upon arrival everything will be shiny and new.
I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone or be rude. Very sorry if it came across that way. Maybe us "newcomers" should be charged an entry fee to help alleviate situations like this!
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