REDISTRICTING DEBATE School Redistricting Hot-Button Issue At South Charleston Council Meeting
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 16, 2012 10:23 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 10:50 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
School redistricting was a hot-button issue discussed during the South Charleston Council meeting Thursday evening.
Overcrowding in South Hills has been an issue brought to council members attention for some time.
There is an idea being discussed that would redraw the district lines, and some students who normally would go to George Washington High School would instead be attending South Charleston High.
Mayor Frank Mullens is trying to get people to expand their tolerance on the proposed idea.
Some parents even proposed to "pay" to expand George Washington so more students could attend classes at the South Hills school. The Kanawha County school board has discussed the possibility of expanding John Adams Middle School to alleviate overcrowding at that school and help with the redistricting issue.