Redistricting Options Maps Online

The Pitt County Board of Education says its priority in redistricting this time is making sure schools are racially balanced while allowing kids to go to school close to home.

The reassignment and redistricting issue is one Pitt County Schools has been working on for years. Monday the school board presented its final scenario.

Some parents were disappointed in the outcome because they were hoping the school board would consider yet another option.

A set of parents have been fighting a redistricting issue since 2005. The board says they are trying to compromise with people who want the schools to be racially balanced and those who want their children to attend schools close to home.

Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Reep says is difficult to accommodate everyone, but the end result will be what is best in the future for the school system.

All scenarios will affect all elementary and middle schools and could move more than 150 students from each.

In one of the scenarios that was presented more than 3,700 students would be moved to different schools within the district.

According to the school board the official vote will happen in November and the plan will then go into effect during the 2011- 2012 school year .

At the next school board meeting the board will hear from community members.

Click the link below for more details on the student reassignment plans.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Aug 20, 2010 at 06:36 AM
    If you want to see good schools, yes, the Outer Banks is the place! Wish we could move there too for that reason alone. They are beautiful, resort-like in appearance really, and the family/ community participation is amazing! There are for sure similar problems there as in Greenville, but the difference is, people get to know each other more living there and put a priority on the school system. Just look at the Coastland Times paper as an example of community correspondence. They devote a lot of the paper to the schools and what is going on with children in the community! I applaud the foresight of OB leaders to put schools first and the citizens who support the children even if they do not have children in the schools. Shhh! Though. It is the best kept secret...don't want the OB to get too crowded and lose its charm!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 18, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    To mom, when me and my wife graduated from ECU we already did move, moved to Williamston, back in my home county, thought the schools would have been better there, but that whole school system and the county has gone downhill. We wanted to move to the Outer Banks she is from. She is form Manteo and we live in Kitty Hawk. She went to a great high school and it was such a great experience for her. I had one as well at Williamston, but that school went way downhill before Jamesville merged with it to make Riverside. The Outer Banks is a great place to raise kids I feel like. We are both very happy here and don't plan to move anywhere. We have started acting real serious on having a first kid here soon and want to raise our whatever number of kids here (she wants them to go to Manteo but I'd like for them to go to First Flight but both are great schools). You also don't have to worry about all this equality garbage down here like you do in Pitt County. I'd consider the change if I were you
  • by Pirateman Location: Greenville on Aug 18, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    It is well known on the inside that if you are on a local BOE and your kid/grandkid (other relative) applies to UNC-CH, then you're kid shall be accepted as long as you did the right communist/socialist thing on that Board of Education. That is the reward! Wink nod unwritten rule.
  • by Gi Gi Location: Aurora on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:54 PM
    I don't reside in Pitt County but have family there. Looks to me that race is still a issue in your community.The person that said black parents don't care about education is wrong. Although I don't have kids every summer from the time they were two years old my nephews & younger cousin did homework. My whole family supported this & the majority of us are black.For the ones of you who are moving then go ahead & see how your kids act when they have to leave their friends. However with parents that right such crude things they might not have any
  • by kane on Aug 17, 2010 at 07:57 PM
    The BOE needs to maximize the current space. We have schools that are under utilized, while others are dangerously overcrowded. Make decisions, however unpopular, is the unpleasant part of making decisions. If people want to sell their house and move then that's their decision.
  • by mom Location: Greenville on Aug 17, 2010 at 07:38 PM
    My house is going on the market and my family will be leaving Greenville as soon as we can. Enough of worrying every year where the BOE is going to send my children to school. We built in the area for a certain school district years ago and it is just getting too ridiculous to try to keep up with their shuffling just to appease the black community. THe whites basically don't have any rights anymore b/c if you do, you're a racist.It seems they just want to bring education down to a standard level so the underperformers will feel good about themselves. When all you're really doing is lowering the level of education for the intellectual kids and then they suffer in the long run. Greenville is actually not an attractive city to live in anymore anyway. The crime is ridiculous. I went to college here in the 90's. Better town then. Done nothing but go downhill. WHAT A SHAME!!!!!!
  • by eppes bound on Aug 17, 2010 at 06:13 PM
    if i wanted my kids to go to school with hoodlums i would quit my job, move to west greenville, and live like my neighors.... i don't work hard everyday to live in a good neighorhood with good schools so my children can be penalized for being intelligent and get bussed across the city...
  • by Outside City Limits on Aug 17, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    If the BOE keeps ignoring the parents that support public schools you are going to be left with the haves versus the have nots. Wealthy parents will send their children to private schools. And public schools will continue to fall behind. Does this make sense to anyone? The students we REALLY need to focus our attention on are the over achievers. It's kind of like Oprah said: You can throw money at a problem and it will never improve if the people you're giving money to are uneducated. That is why she started her school in Africa; the kids and parents in Chicago were not appreciative and it was a gigantic waste!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 17, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Glad I do not live in Gville.
  • by Anon on Aug 17, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    Do the members of the BOE have children that will be affected by this?
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