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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