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 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
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.