NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County School Board approved a three-year, short-term solution Tuesday to alleviate Wrightsville Beach Elementary School's overcrowding problem.
School leaders decided to continue utilizing two classrooms at a nearby church in addition to using two new mobile units on the school site.
Currently, the school has more than 300 students enrolled. School leaders say they need to get that number down to around 285.
Assistant Superintendent Bill Hance says this new plan will provide capacity until determination on a bond. The plan delays redistributing, but does not end the need for redistricting.
After months of deliberation, parents are relieved to finally have the short term-plan. Many of them wore white as a sign of solidarity in front of the board Tuesday, making sure school board leaders didn't forget about them, and several parents applauded when the board announced its decision.
WBES is on the list of schools in the area to be renovated if the district can get a bond referendum on the ballot.
The board of alderman approved a resolution asking county commissioners to place that referendum in front of voters.
County commissioners will ultimately vote whether or not to place that bond referendum on voters' ballots.
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