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New Zones Proposed for Beaufort County Schools

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

New changes will be coming to school zones in Beaufort County, due to growth. Two new schools are being built in Bluffton and attendance lines are shifting North and South of the Broad River.

"I'm a bit nervous," said Denise Gouldie, summing-up her feelings about a proposed redistricting plan for Beaufort County students.

Gouldie a mother of two, moved to Okatie so her children would go to the Bluffton cluster schools and now her family could be sent elsewhere. Her 14-year old daughter may end up at the new high school.

"First thing was, 'mom will they have a marching band?,' she's very active at the high school, and then for her to say mom will I have my friends? Will I have my best friend?,' We don't know."

Plan A, revealed by the school board this week, shifts many things due to the growth in the county. And superintendent Jeffery moss says it's an issue, not just in Bluffton, but on both sides of the river.

"On the northern side of the river we have a couple schools we're transforming, from middle schools to Pre K-8, and across the entire district the board has decided to move the fifth grade back to elementary schools."

Moss says there have already been complaints and new plans suggested, that's why there will be additional public meetings this month. As for Gouldie she says the hardest part is not knowing what's next for her kids.

"To have her in limbo, even the ninth and tenth graders, putting them in limbo makes them maybe not want to do as well as they could because they might not be in that school next year and strive for that, so that's very frustrating."

The school board will have two open meetings to discuss the rezoning plans. The first will be January 23rd and the second will be on the 30th, both set for 4:30 p.m. At Okatie Elementary school.

For a look at the plans go to http://www.beaufort.k12.sc.us/pages/BCSD/News/Proposal_would_redraw_attendant

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