Final Redistricting Map Due Out Today

A Pitt County Schools spokeswoman says the map outlining one final modification to the new middle school zones will be posted on the school system's website Friday.

The Pitt County Board of Education voted to make a slight modification or "tweak" to the middle school map at its board meeting Monday. The meeting took place after the final public hearing on the redistricting issue.

The school board is scheduled to vote on the proposed redistricting maps at their meeting Monday at 7 p.m. If the maps are approved, the new school zones will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Emotions ran high as school redistricting discussions in Pitt County is coming to an end. A final decision is expected in just one week.

Monday night was the last time the school board would hear from community members on their feelings about the new possible redistricting plan. The two recommended maps that were suggested by Superintendent Dr. Beverly Reep at the last school board meeting were the main topic of discussion in Monday nights meeting.

Many speakers were opposed to the redistricting plans while a few parents were satisfied. Second grader Alyssa Powell was smaller than the others that walked to the podium, but had a big voice seeing that she would be a student that could be moved in the redistricting process.
"My school has always nice teachers has a nice principal and nice janitors that are there," said the second grader.

The school board plans to make its final vote next Monday November 15th on which students will be moved next school year.

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  • by Outside City Limits on Nov 12, 2010 at 03:33 PM
    I may not agree with the board or Dr. Reep on every issue, but after watching the board meetings on TV, I believe they have done as good of a job as they can. To Rattlesnake: Are you threatening the board or Dr. Reep? Is so, I hope you're not sitting in a church pew on Sunday. It truly amazes me the so-called Christian people in this community that are so mean-spirited. You can't please everyone. I've never seen an issue discussed as much as this one. I'm sick of people complaining about this. Suck it up and get on with your life. Be thankful your kids are healthy; things could be much worse. I know parents who have terminally ill children that are more grateful sounding than you.
  • by Rattlesnake Location: Here on Nov 12, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    They don't know the storm getting ready to hit them. LIVID.
  • by Data Man on Nov 12, 2010 at 06:19 AM
    I trust in Dr. Reep. you people dont like it because she if doing her best to be fair. People with money will move or rent an apartment in the area of what school they want their child to go.
  • by Teacher Location: Pitt County on Nov 12, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    It is vastly different because Pitt County didn't seem to think that Winterville would become very big. There are core classes at A.G. Cox that are well over capacity and their school as a whole is at least 200 students over capacity. It is unfair to students, parents, and teachers to have such big classes when the other middle schools in the district are well UNDER capacity.
  • by Doug Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2010 at 05:22 AM
    It's just amazing how much time and money goes toward completely screwing up the school system. With the state of our school systems, I would be ashamed to be on a school board approving this junk.
  • by Embarassed for Pitt County students Location: Winterville on Nov 12, 2010 at 04:28 AM
    Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Albert Einstein. Hey, Pitt County School Board, can't you at least come up with a new idea instead of 'redistricting' AGAIN?
  • by FedUP! Location: Pitt on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    Why can't they leave well enough alone? I see an increase in the number of houses up for sale in Greenville/Pitt Co.!!!
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Nov 9, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    VERY disappointed the Dr. Reep would propose a map vastly different than what the trend has been over the past few maps.

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