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Red rover, red rover, send 300 students over
Updated Dec. 1: The first of these three public meetings was held last night over at Beaufort High School, and several dozen parents spoke out in opposition to the proposed changes to high school attendance zones (no huge surprise there.) You can check out the Island Packet report on the public meeting here.
- The next public meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Battery Creek High School auditorium
Updated Nov. 29: Just a reminder that tomorrow is the first of three opportunities you'll have to chime in on a number of proposals, including shifting high school attendance zones and closing Shell Point Elementary, that the Beaufort County School District is tossing around.
The Island Packet has a brief update on what the district is expecting out of these three public meetings that will be held at Beaufort, Battery Creek and Bluffton High Schools. You can read the piece here.
In a related matter, the Island Packet also has a short story on the district's proposal to create a public Montessori program. As was suspected, the program would be used to try to draw students out of crowded elementary schools and into underutilized ones (as we said previously: read as from south of the Broad River to the north.)
First reported Nov. 22: Seems the Beaufort County School District is a glutton for punishment. After last week's controversy over the potential Shell Point Elementary closure, it now looks like the district is looking to shift some 300+ students from Beaufort High to Battery Creek.
The Island Packet has a full writeup on the proposal and high school attendance figures in northern Beaufort County.
If you want to chime in on this proposed change you have three opportunities to do so:
- 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Beaufort High School auditorium
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Battery Creek High School auditorium
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Bluffton High School auditorium