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Parents suggest fundraising to collect money for Wrightsville Beach Elementary trailers

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Parents met Thursday night to talk about solutions to the school's overcrowding problem. Parents met Thursday night to talk about solutions to the school's overcrowding problem.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Parents are proposing a fundraising effort to collect money to help install trailers at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School.

Parents met Thursday night to talk about solutions to the school's overcrowding problem. There are 353 students currently enrolled in the school. Right now, some students are going to class in a nearby church; however, Wrightsville Beach leaders only approved that solution through the end of the school year.

School board leaders are talking about redistricting to alleviate the overcrowding issue.

Their original proposal was to add three trailers to the site. However, town aldermen only gave them permission to put two there. Following that decision, school leaders started talking about putting the trailers at Bradley Creek Elementary instead and moving students from Airlie Rd. to that school.

Since each trailer at Wrightsville Beach will have to be built above the floodplain, it will cost an additional $30,000 to install the mobile classrooms at Wrightsville Beach. Parents think if they help raise money for the installation, they can convince the school board to put them in at Wrightsville Beach.

Parents are also working on a petition drive.

The school board is expected to talk about this issue at its March 5 meeting. Parents plan to attend the meeting to protest moving any student out of the elementary school.

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