Nash-Rocky Mount Realigns Grades at 4 Schools
Posted March 5, 2007 9:07 p.m. EST
Rocky Mount, N.C. — The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools board voted Monday night to realign four of the district's 17 elementary schools, creating two pairs of schools with three grades each, officials said.
Under the plan, approved 8-3 at a board of education meeting, Winstead Avenue and Englewood schools will be paired, as will Red Oak and Swift Creek schools. Currently, each is a K-5 elementary.
The new plan has one schooll in each pair being K-2 and the other 3-5. Administrators will decide which school in each pair gets which grades.
Winstead Avenue and Englewood will each have abvout 650 students. Red Oak and Swift Creek will have about that number combined, a district spokesman said.
The plan is intended to create more space in schools and raise the utilization of some.