NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – School board members in New Hanover County will meet Tuesday night where they will discuss classroom space at Wrightsville Beach Elementary and the calendar at Sunset Park Elementary.
School board members are expected to vote on extending the lease with Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church. The school system started sending student to two classrooms at the church in August to deal with overcrowding in the school.
Right now, the lease is set to end in June. If the extension is approved, students will be allowed to stay through 2016 with an option to renew every year.
School board members are also expected to decide Tuesday night whether to change Sunset Park Elementary from a traditional calendar to a year round schedule.
The board of directors of the Sunset Park Neighborhood Association sent a letter to the school superintendent asking for the change.
The letter indicates a need to feed children through the summer as well as help them retain what they have learned throughout the year.
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