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Old 01-29-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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Just saw this on the news last night and it caught our attention since we have a 2yr old and we just moved to the Brier Creek area. But maybe I'm not understanding the fuss.

Isn't this a positive as now there will be two schools with two options (traditional, year round) serving Brier Creek area and not like the new proposed school is that far. It's just down the road from the current Brier Creek ES and new is always good!

Parents of Brier Creek Elementary students upset by proposal to switch schools | abc11.com
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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People like to get upset. Especially when it has to do with school.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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People like to complain in general, but more so if it affects their kids. =)
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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I always find it interesting that the parents make a fuss.

Most kids don't care as long as some of their friends are going to the new school. The kids that get upset do so because the parents have led them to believe that changing to a different school is something to get upset about.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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I would be more concerned with the cost overruns to build new schools and the tax hikes that will most likely follow. There is quite a mess brewing and how it turns out I guess we will see.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Oh, good grief. They'll get a new school building out of it. Unless it's really far away, I think they all need to quit whining.

Kids DO NOT CARE.

They just go wherever you send them. Especially in elementary school. They've made new friends before lunchtime.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I would be more concerned with the cost overruns to build new schools and the tax hikes that will most likely follow. There is quite a mess brewing and how it turns out I guess we will see.
That is a far more valid point that worry over whether or not kids care about which school they attend when they're 7 years old.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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I always find it interesting that the parents make a fuss.

Most kids don't care as long as some of their friends are going to the new school. The kids that get upset do so because the parents have led them to believe that changing to a different school is something to get upset about.
You and I have agreed. We do that sometimes, but let us hope that this time it causes a huge snowstorm.

On a day when you don't have to go out driving, naturally.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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I always find it interesting that the parents make a fuss.

Most kids don't care as long as some of their friends are going to the new school. The kids that get upset do so because the parents have led them to believe that changing to a different school is something to get upset about.
Yes, I grew up on Long Island, that bastion of wonderful stable school districts and despite never moving went to three different elementary schools. I survived because my parents didn't make a federal case out of it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's input. I'm glad it's not only me thinking it's much ado about nothing.
I am curious though how do they separate which students in the brier creek area go to which school.
For example, would they break up the country club subdivision?
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