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Old 03-05-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Just an observation: Those who claim their property values will decrease are responsible for their own self-fulfilling prophecy. Being optimistic and making the best of the school their kids are now reassigned to, and making the best of their community, will not only keep housing prices up but also eliminate their desire to sell and move.
People move and pay prices to be in a high rated school. That's just the reality of it. Selling your home in a top rated district attracts more buyers.
Also, proximity matters. Many people don't want to have their kids on buses for so long. Middle school kids don't start leaving the campuses until after 4pm. Maybe they need to adjust the bell times for the middle and high school students and let them start earlier.

 
Old 03-05-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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I am aware of the man's history but regarding this issue over the last few months, the only words I heard this man speak were from his invocations and occasional verbiage when he would second a motion. Plenty of YouTube videos to backup my claims regarding the public meeting over the last three months.

It would have been nice if he chose to answer the very simple question- why the rush? Rushing to redistrict thousands of kids for just a few hundred in the short term? I cannot wait to see the MCRs lining up outside Western Union and a bunch of other UCPS schools next year.
i do not think,discussion during the public meeting or asking question during that time, is the only time they talk on this issue. there are closed sessions and so many other occasions where they get to analyse the situation and i am sure they do that. Unfortunately for some board members, it is the time when they deliver their speech for next election or get sysmpathy from people of Union county. And that is why sometimes people like Savage who has no idea what she is asking but just for the sake of asking and showing her displeasure, they would ask the question. Also, he may not be vocal because of the audience during those meetings who only wants to hear what they like to hear. and He may not have any other way to present the facts. See yourself what other board members who were little bit vocal on their opinion has to go through during these meetings.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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He wanted to put an end to the divisive deliberation? Um, no... he wanted to approve whatever the administration came up with so he didn't see the point in the deliberation. In his mind there was never anything to debate.
I agree. His wife was a teacher here in UC and he has deep ties to Dr. Ellis, if she says jump, he jumps.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Indian Trail and the rest of the county is also growing, so why did they overcrowd these schools?
 
Old 03-05-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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People move and pay prices to be in a high rated school. That's just the reality of it. Selling your home in a top rated district attracts more buyers. .....
I can accept this in general.

But.... in this case there is only one district at play here. i.e. Union County Schools It hasn't changed. What did change was student assignment within that district.

It sounds like splitting hairs over words, but there was never a promise that assignment within the district would not change. In fact, given the growth, any reasonable person should expect it. Placing a bet on future real estate values based on unreasonable expectations isn't anything new.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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They designed if for the growth. Like it or not, that's what they did and why they left the room. Webb spoke to that in his "speech" last night.
There are 68,000 homes and 11,140 HS students in Union County. That equals one HS student for every 6 houses. To fill those 1352 under cap seats you would need to build and sell 8,112 houses.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Default Incentive/Motivation for Voting for Redistricting

It is quite strange that two of the school board members have heavy ties to both civil road/bridge construction and single-family construction. One is with J.Lowe Grading Company in Midland, NC as business development and one owns something called Archetype Builders in Monroe. That is worth someone taking a look at in regards to the motivation to approve this redistricting plan, as everyone seems to smell a rat on voting for this so quickly. Who on the school board (or someone they are linked to) has an incentive to move taxpayers around? Also, has anyone wondered if these elected officials met in a secret quorum to discuss this issue. Something to think about as parents seek to fight the secretly planned vote last night.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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There are 68,000 homes and 11,140 HS students in Union County. That equals one HS student for every 6 houses. To fill those 1352 under cap seats you would need to build and sell 8,112 houses.
I leave for a little bit and a newcomer from FB starts throwing out numbers for some reason. I really don't get the point.

Household demographics (households with population under 18 and persons per household) vary greatly across the county. New Town ES for example has 64.5% households with population under 18 and has 3.44 persons per house. Wingate ES has 39.7% households with population under 18 and has 2.85 persons per house. Please don't generalize.

Read the McKibben report. It's all right in there.

It's over by the way. You know that right.
 
Old 03-05-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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It is quite strange that two of the school board members have heavy ties to both civil road/bridge construction and single-family construction. One is with J.Lowe Grading Company in Midland, NC as business development and one owns something called Archetype Builders in Monroe. That is worth someone taking a look at in regards to the motivation to approve this redistricting plan, as everyone seems to smell a rat on voting for this so quickly. Who on the school board (or someone they are linked to) has an incentive to move taxpayers around? Also, has anyone wondered if these elected officials met in a secret quorum to discuss this issue. Something to think about as parents seek to fight the secretly planned vote last night.
Great, another 1st post conspiracy theorist ("rat", "secret quorum", etc., etc.) from FB.

Spit it out who are the "rats"? You can use names.

Hire an attorney and file a lawsuit.

Again, who really cares at this standpoint?
 
Old 03-05-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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It is quite strange that two of the school board members have heavy ties to both civil road/bridge construction and single-family construction. One is with J.Lowe Grading Company in Midland, NC as business development and one owns something called Archetype Builders in Monroe. That is worth someone taking a look at in regards to the motivation to approve this redistricting plan, as everyone seems to smell a rat on voting for this so quickly. Who on the school board (or someone they are linked to) has an incentive to move taxpayers around? Also, has anyone wondered if these elected officials met in a secret quorum to discuss this issue. Something to think about as parents seek to fight the secretly planned vote last night.

You have the wrong Rick Pigg. The Rick Pigg that owns Archetype Builders is entirely too smart to be in politics.
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