Union County School Board approves redistricting plan

The Union County School Board voted 8-1 Tuesday night to approve its new redistricting plan.

This is the second redistricting plan in four years for the school district, this time with more than 4,000 students impacted.

Over the next few weeks, the board says staff will work to compile school assignments, maps and other resources related to the board’s decision. Once the information is complete, they say parents will be notified about how to access new school assignments and options for grandfathering or transfers. 

The board approved the following grandfathering opportunities for students who wish to remain at their current school. 

  • Rising 5th graders (current 4th grade students);
  • Rising 8th graders (current 7th grade students); and
  • Students currently enrolled in a dual language program and their siblings currently enrolled in the same school.
  • Rising 9th graders (current 8th grade students).
  • Rising 10th – 12th graders (all sitting high school students)

Students who takes advantage of the grandfathering option will need to provide their own transportation.

Students may also apply for admission through lottery at any school within the district whose student population is no more than 90% of the capacity as determined by the district

The redistricting plan will go into effect beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

For more information on the redistricting, click here or visit the Union County Public Schools website: https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/domain/3068