Central, East schools parents to meet

Published 8:29 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

There will be a meeting at the E.E. Waddell Community Center at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the possibility of East Albemarle Elementary School becoming a K-1 school and Central Elementary becoming a grades 2-5 school due to the high capacity of students currently at Central.

Principals Melissa Smith of Central and Jonathan Brooks of East Albemarle created the event for parents and students to discuss the idea and decide if it’s something that would be popular.

“It’s strictly just a gathering of information to see if families would be interested,” said Hope Miller-Drye, administrative and board assistant at SCS.

If the parents decide it’s a good idea then the schools would go to work looking at data and researching the feasibility of the idea.

The principals plan to present what will be discussed at Monday’s meeting to the school board to get its input as well.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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