Superintendent, Staff Propose New Transfer Policy

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Burke County Board of Education’s five-year subcommittee met Monday evening, still wrestling the issue of overcrowding at Burke County schools.

Since their meeting last June, committee members have focused on bringing school capacities down to 85 percent and eliminating the need for mobile units on school campuses.

The worst numbers can be found at Morganton elementary schools Forest Hill and Mountain Crest, who were at 119- and 123-percent capacity in June. Burke County Public School Superintendant Larry Putnam said those numbers are improving, but not by much.

At June’s meeting, Putnam and his staff were asked to present recommendations to the committee in order to accomplish their proposed goal.

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