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Parents concerned about school redistricting in Brunswick County

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Two new schools are set to open next year, Town Creek Elementary and Cedar Grove Middle. Redistricting lines have been drawn for four different scenarios by the Brunswick School Board and not all parents are pleased.

Many Brunswick County parents are concerned about keeping their children close to home.

So far, the school board has held a planning meeting and two public forums to hear from parents. Still, parents say they haven’t received any information until this week on any possible changes.

Executive Director of Operations, Stephen Miley said even though options are on the table, nothing is final. “We will be considering the additional comments as they are coming in and perhaps even developing a fifth, or even a sixth scenario.”

Miley said district lines will be drawn that make the most sense for transportation reasons as well as not intentionally dividing communities. “It’s a matter of finding the one that is the best for the most people.”

But when most of the students are concentrated in the northeastern part of the county and a school needs to be filled in the middle of the county, someone will have to move.

Once redistricting is complete, 1200 students will have to be shifted in some way, a shift these parents say has to make sense.

Parents can give school officials their concerns through email on their website and by phone. So far, more than 60 emails have been received from concerned parents.

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videoTwo new schools are set to open next year, Town Creek Elementary and Cedar Grove Middle. Redistricting lines have been drawn for four different scenarios and not all parents are pleased.

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