Public information session on Brunswick County Schools’ redistricting set for Oct. 22

Public information session set to talk Brunswick County Schools’ redistricting

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A public information session on Brunswick County Schools redistricting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at North Brunswick High School.

Cropper GIS /McKibben, which has been hired to consult the school system on redistricting, will provide an overview of the project’s objectives, process and timeline.

The session will begin at 6 p.m.

During its Operations Committee Meeting on Tuesday, the BCS Board of Education approved the hiring of Cropper GIS /McKibben.

The consulting process will consist of two phases.

“Cropper GIS/McKibben will work to develop 2-3 draft realignment options for Phase 1,” the school system said in a news release. “These options will be developed to incorporate the new Town Creek Middle School, as well as balance school building utilization across the northern district. Once the draft options are developed, Cropper GIS/McKibben representatives will meet with district staff to review and evaluate the potential boundary plans.”

The board is expected to vote on a plan in January 2020.

During Phase 2, officials say that Cropper GIX/McKibben will work during the fall/winter of 2020 “to study school building utilization across the remainder of the district, provide site selection recommendations for new schools (if necessary), and realignment scenarios to accompany the recommendations, given that the timeline spans into a new school year, updated 2020-2021 student databases will be collected to ensure that the most recent data is being utilized for the planning.

“The focus will be to provide 2-3 draft realignment scenarios for the district and public to consider.”

More information on redistricting in Brunswick County can be found here.

Tentative Phase 1 Timeline
Tentative Phase 1 Timeline (Source: Brunswick County Schools)
Tentative Phase 2 Timeline
Tentative Phase 2 Timeline (Source: Brunswick County Schools)

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