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Old 03-03-2008, 07:54 PM
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I had a few questions about school redistricting in Union County. How frequently does it happen and is the prime reason due to growth?

For example, in Wake County in the Raleigh area, I have read that schools re-district not only for growth but also to keep a certain ratio in place of students with various income levels. Does this happen in Union County as well?

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Location: Drury Lane
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You should get some good useful information here. Here's what I can tell you.

Union is organized by school cluster. Specific elementaries feed to a middle and then a high school. Here's a list of the clusters.
2007 /2008 District Attendance Maps (http://fpc.ucps.k12.nc.us/php/2007-2008SchoolYear.php - broken link)

So far as I know the only reason to redistrict is for population growth. The Sun Valley cluster is currently bursting at the seems because of long term effects of growth, poor planning and a decades old middle and high school. They need relief but may not get it for several more years.

It happens when the school or a school in a cluster become in excess of capacity. The boundary lines are redrawn. This will happen in Union soon with the redistricting for middle school and high school "C" that is being built north east of downtown Waxhaw.

Never heard of a school system attempting to keep a certain ratio of income levels in place.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:28 AM
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We are in a school that is redistricting next year. It is due to the amount of growth in the area. There is a ton of info on the schools website about the upcoming redistricting that will be happening. Unfortunately until they get a handle on the growth they will have to continue redistricting schools here.

Knowing that new schools will be involved and students being transferred, I have complete faith in the school system here to take care of our kids. Our school has kept us informed and has welcomed questions and concerns from parents.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:59 AM
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Actually, since growth has SLOWED (hard to believe, huh?) in Union County over the past year, the county is looking at not building as many schools as planned for 2-3 years ago.

They still will be building schools, just not at a feverish rate that was anticipated just a short time ago.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the information!
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