NHCS Accepting Applications for Redistricting Committee

NHCS Accepting Applications for Redistricting Committee

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By / Local News / الثلاثاء, 14 أيار 2019 00:47

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY  - The New Hanover County School System announced May 14th, applications are being accepted for a Redistricting Committee for elementary and middle schools.

The committee will play a role in realigning school attendance zones.

According to a release issued May 14th by New Hanover County Schools, "The project is expected to run from July 2019 through December 2019.   Committee members will be required to attend at least one (1) meeting per month through November 2019. Meetings will last two (2) hours and will begin at approximately 3:30 pm. Candidates must be able to set aside personal interests and focus on what is best for all students in the district. Committee members will be expected to review materials and information about the schools in between meetings, assist in facilitating public information sessions, and present information to the New Hanover County Board of Education."

The committee will work to develop recommendations including:
• Populate the new Porters Neck Elementary School, opening for the 2020-21 school year;
• Account for increased building capacity with the replacement of Blair and College Park Elementary Schools;
• Efficiently utilize all available space and plan for future growth within the county;
• Establish new attendance zones in accordance with the Guiding Principles established by the Board of Education.

According to the release issued May 14th, "The redistricting study is being managed by a national K-12 consultant, Cropper GIS Consulting (Cropper), who will facilitate the process of working with the committee and the public to explore redistricting options. This committee will focus on providing a redistricting recommendation for the district’s elementary and middle schools. Although all efforts will be made to minimize the number of students moved while accomplishing the objectives, it is important to understand that any community could be impacted in terms of elementary and/or middle school assignment. The deadline to complete the online application is  June 14, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the redistricting study consultant, who will work with the school district to determine the best candidates to serve on the committee. The online application can be found at www.nhcs.net  Applicants who are selected for the committee will be notified by mail and/or email."

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