Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee

  • The Union County Board of Education has organized a Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee to provide input/feedback as the Board conducts research for a potential Student Realignment Plan.

    Information about enrollment and capacity will be compiled by Dr. Jerome McKibben and Cropper GIS Consulting through a demographic study.
     
    This webpage will provide updates, resources and access to information from the Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee.
     
    Update from November 7, 2017 Board of Education Meeting:
    The Board of Education voted to rescind a component of the motion approved on December 6, 2016 and adopt a preliminary definition of the students to be eligible to be grandfathered under the upcoming realignment. 

    Board members stated that after thorough consideration of the students currently assigned to the following grades, the projections of the demographer, as well as a variety of models of the impact of potential grandfathering options.

    The following students would be eligible to remain at the school to which they are currently assigned:

    • Rising 10th – 12th graders (all sitting high school students), providing their own transportation.

    Students otherwise eligible for grandfathering may be reassigned if the special program required to meet the needs of the student is not in the school to which the student is currently assigned or pursuant to an assignment to an alternative school.

    The Policy Committee will be considering additional grade levels, including rising 9th graders, elementary and middle grades, and siblings, once additional demographic information is available.

     
    UCPS Planning Timeline
    •  Click here for the recommended process and timeline document.
     
    Access to draft maps:
     
    Community members can view drafts of the realignment maps at three Union County libraries. The maps will be available at the Monroe, Union West and Waxhaw branches throughout the realignment process.  You may also click here to access the draft maps.
     
    Meeting Dates
    • Dec. 14 at Monroe High School, beginning at 6 p.m. (Public Input Session)
    • Nov. 30 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • Nov. 2 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • Oct. 17 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • Sept. 19 at Central Academy of Technology and Arts, beginning at 6 p.m. (Public Input Session)
    • Aug. 30 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • Aug. 9 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • July 26 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • June 28 at the Professional Development Center, beginning at 6 p.m. (Committee Meeting)
    • June 27 2017 at Central Academy of Technology and Arts, beginning at 6 p.m. (Public Hearing)

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    Committee Members
     
    Applications for the Citizens Advisory Committee were received from each cluster and deliberated upon by the Facilities Committee. The following committee members were approved by the Board of Education: 
     
     Cuthbertson Cluster     Michael Leshaw, Jennifer Stephenson
     Forest Hills Cluster     Chad Whitley, Mary Moore
     Marvin Ridge Cluster     David Willis, Claudia Sandoval   
     Monroe Cluster     Jimmy Bention, Jennifer Averill
     Parkwood Cluster     Lee Henage, Patricia Kowalski
     Piedmont Cluster     Heather Pugh, Todd Price
     Porter Ridge Cluster  Glenna Bianchin, Amy Erb
     Sun Valley Cluster  Sarah May, Jeffery Jost
     Weddington Cluster  Eric Sherman, Mary Zurawski
     
    The Facilities Committee approved Sarah May and Lee Henage as co-chairs of the Citizens Advisory Committee.