North Carolina school board OKs controversial redistricting plan

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Union County’s school board, in a surprise vote, approved a controversial redistricting plan Tuesday night before a raucous, upset crowd.

During the vote, parents booed and yelled, “No,” You disgust me” and “How dare you.” Some were escorted out of the meeting room, while others left in tears. Parents have been worried about the disruption for their children, having them attend lower-performing schools or seeing their property values drop.

The meeting agenda did not indicate a final vote would take place Tuesday but rather said there would be “discussion of options to alleviate overcrowding.”

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