Redistricting Workshop Tonight

Emotions may still be running high when Pitt County Schools officials
meet with parents with comments and questions about the redistricting process Thursday.

The informational meeting follows a school board meeting Monday where some parents left upset. They told WITN they want the Board of Education to consider another option for redistricting. However, the board voted not to consider another scenario that would move the fewest amount of children to new schools.

The meeting Thursday is at C.M. Eppes Middle School from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

For more details on redistricting, click the link below.

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  • by Anon on Aug 20, 2010 at 05:36 AM
    To Really: Since you had a smart comment back to me I will also have a smart comment back to you. I stated a vocal majority at the last redistricting, not the current redistricting. I was very involved in those meetings and can tell you that a majority of the people were very unhappy with that process. Perhaps you should learn to read. People at the meeting last night most likely represented a snap shot of the community much like a poll. I did not attend, but if you did, perhaps you could give me an idea of the percentage of the 75 people at that meeting that were for the current proposals vs. those that were not.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Aug 19, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Believe me the majority is against them even visiting the issue at all, regardless of the maps considered. It is absolute lunacy the hoops they continue to jump through for for this subject or racial and socioeconomic balance in public schools. Instead of busing the kids to schools not near them which costs more money than we should be spending, just give all the public schools the same amount of money relative to the number of students in each school regardless or race religion or socioeconomics. It is the inability of our government to be color blind which causes the lingering racial tensions in society today. They simply will not allow us to be all ONE people, American People, because they keep cutting us into groups and creating dividing lines for votes and special programs. Lets see what we can do for ourselves for a change!!
  • by really on Aug 19, 2010 at 08:04 PM
    75 people are vocal majority?
  • by Anon on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    A vocal majority voiced their opinions at the last redistricting and it fell on deaf ears. Already in the current process, the superintendent and majority of board members have decided that additional maps need not to be drawn (against the wishes of many). The people were not asking for anything more then seeing an additional map or two. I really do not think they are going to listen to the public anymore then they did the last time. The only difference is that it will be a different set of parents involved as many of the others have left the system.
  • by kane on Aug 19, 2010 at 09:36 AM
    Please show up and listen to what is being said. Keep in mind that if you don't get your way in this issue it is not that the board doesn't care. A vocal minority doesn't mean that everybody is against something.

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