Parents, students speak out against controversial school redistricting

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INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Tuesday night is another opportunity for Union County parents to speak out to school board members about a controversial plan to move their children to other schools.

The board is meeting at 7 p.m. at Porter Ridge High School on Ridge Road in Indian Trail. There will be 30 minutes for public comment and an hour-long discussion about the redistricting plan.

On Monday night, students joined parents in asking the school board not to move students.

The district is considering moving 6,000 students to cut down on overcrowding.

People who spoke out Monday night said the board needs to find a different plan.

“They just need to rethink. They have so many more options than this redistricting and the redistricting option is the one that effects all of us the most,” said Caleigh Mackinnon, a student.

“It's a short term plan. We don't see anything on the agenda that has them talking about today and tomorrow,” said Angela Evans.

The board is expected to make its final decision on the plan next month.