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Parents Worried About Reassignment

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Apex Elementary School
APEX — It was Abraham Lincoln who supposedly saidsomething about how many people can be pleased and how often, but he'd behard pressed to find many Apex parents happy about a new schoolreassignment proposal. Many parents of students at Apex Magnet ElementarySchool say they want their children to remain where they are.

The proposal has sparked a minor fury in Apex, where the largestmovement of students is proposed. The town grew by 15 percent last yearand that growth is obvious in town schools, where mobile classrooms havelong been a way of life. About 200 students would bemoved from Apex Elementary to other elementary schools in the area, andthat's what has parents upset.

Parent Rhonda Volka told WRAL-TV5's Bret Baier that she wants her child to stay where he is.

Most parents Baier spoke with said they will be at a public hearing onthe reassignment proposal. That hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on February20 at Sanderson High School.

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