STOP the Redistricting of Union County Public Schools
  • Petitioning Kevin Stewart- Chairman, Facilities Commitee

This petition will be delivered to:

District 2
Kevin Stewart- Chairman, Facilities Commitee
District 3
Richard Yercheck- Chairman, Board of Education
District 4
Rick Pigg
District 5
John Collins
District 6
Marce Savage- Vice Chairman
At Large
Michael Guzman
At Large
Christina Helms
At Large
Sherry Hodges
John Crowder District 1
Union County Board of Education Members

STOP the Redistricting of Union County Public Schools

    1. Petition by

      Union County Residents

The residents of Union County are NOT on board with yet another redistricting of our children. This has happened too many times and has proven to be nothing more than a short term solution. One that uproots families, devastates children and parents and causes much turmoil as well as decreases in property values. This is a decision not to be made lightly. 

Based on the McKibben report there is room in our schools, with the caps in place, to accomodate all students for the 2014/2015 school year. There is no reason this hot button issue, that has so many upset parents and children coming out against it, needs to be decided this quickly. We demand you to STOP this process immediately. Take the 2014/15 school year to explore other options. Involve parents in the process and allow them to be heard. Allow them to contribute ideas to a longer term solution. Allow them to exercise their rights at the polls and show you just how serious they are about education. 

There are additional options we have yet to explore and discuss. Parents have not had a chance to ask questions regarding adding on to existing schools; the timeline for building a new school cluster; grandfathering all existing enrolled students (never been done before) and only new construction and sales are subject to a redistricting until the new school cluster is here; how much would it cost in transportation penalties to leave the caps in place and ride out the bubble. There are MORE options that just a redistricting and we WANT TIME to be heard on ALL of them. 

Residents of Union County already feel ignored by our County Board of Commissioners, when it comes to our pleas  for funding education and repairs and renovations in our schools. We have supported you, the Board of Education, throughout your lawsuit against the County and throughout the appeal process. Please do not repay us for our support by making us feel YOU also are ignoring our pleas. 

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    1. Time To ACT!!

      Will you take 10 minutes out of your day to vote for the next Union County Commissioner--the person who will set the tax rate, fund our schools, and make zoning decisions? I hope you will join me in voting for Tracy Kuehler. I know her personally and support her without hesitation. She served us well in the past as Commissioner and will continue to affect needed positive change for our county! VOTE FOR TRACY KUEHLER ON JULY 15 (at your regular polling location). See you at the polls!

    2. PLEASE!!! Get out and VOTE!!

      Will you take 10 minutes out of your day to vote for the next Union County Commissioner--the person who will set the tax rate, fund our schools, and make zoning decisions?

      I hope you will join me in voting for Tracy Kuehler. I know her personally and support her without hesitation. She served us well in the past as Commissioner and will continue to affect needed positive change for our county!

      VOTE FOR TRACY KUEHLER ON JULY 15 (at your regular polling location).

      See you at the polls!

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Suzanne Woland WAXHAW, NC
      • 2 months ago

      We purchased our house with the knowledge that our children will be attending Cuthbertson schools and now they will not be due to the redistricting.

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    • Terisa Kosco WEDDINGTON, NC
      • 3 months ago

      I live in Weddington so that my daughter can go to Weddington schools, but this redistricting is forcing her to go elsewhere. It is just wrong!

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    • Missy Seal HAMILTON, NY
      • 3 months ago

      We were going to relocate waxhaw and already have a house picked out that was in the district. if the redistricting goes through we will not be in the district.

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    • Belinda Logan BOWMAN, SC
      • 4 months ago

      My children are out of school but my grandchildren are not. The redistricting of school of school in Union County would effect ALL of SC and my granddaughters are perfectly fine in the school districts they go to.

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    • Valerie Pearce MONROE, NC
      • 4 months ago

      WE bought our home specifically to move into a good school district. Months after we moved in, the schools redrew the districts and our kids were moved. Now, they are in high school and are being moved again. We cannot sell our home because the property values are too low. Politicians need to recognize the damage that their decisions have on families and their futures.

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