Aiken County school leaders host town hall to discuss overcrowding issue

Aiken County Public Schools logo
Aiken County Public Schools logo

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County school leaders have extended the town hall meetings for parents.

WJBF NewsChannel 6 has learned the Board of Education created an additional meeting that’s scheduled for next week.

The town hall is happening on Monday, December 11th at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School located at 3773 Charleston Hwy.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the last chance for parents to share their ideas, to school leaders, about how to combat overcrowding in the county.

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken school leaders will meet with parents one last time Tuesday night to talk about overcrowding in the district.

Several schools in Aiken county are at full capacity so leaders are looking at making a $90 million investment in its school system.

The meeting is on Monday at Silver Bluff high School at 6:30 p.m.

A decision on the rezoning could be made as early as January.

A recommendation presented to the board of education suggest to overcome the crowded classrooms, Midland Valley High School should be expanded to make space for more classrooms and parking.

It was also recommended that upgrades are needed at Belvedere, Hammond Hill and Millbrook Elementary.

In the study it was recommended that an 85 acre parcel of land donated to the district, be the home of a new elementary and middle school in the North Augusta area.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s