The Richmond County Board of Education is seeking public input to “rightsize” two schools.
At its monthly committee meeting, the board approved public hearings to get feedback from parents and the community on proposed repurposing of Jenkins-White and Craig-Houghton elementary schools.
“The rationale behind what we’re doing is the realization that this process is not a process that can start and stop,” Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle said. “The realignment of school attendance lines and looking at enrollment data, looking at the cost per pupil is something that we need to look at all the time.”
Details of the proposed changes will be presented at public hearings at Craig-Houghton on Jan. 30 and Feb. 8 and at Jenkins-White on Feb. 1 and 6. There will also be meetings at the district office on March 6 and 8. Times have not been released for the meetings, but parents will receive notifications through the district’s calling post and letters will be sent home.
A final proposal will be drafted with the public’s feedback taken into consideration and presented at the March 23 board meeting. At that time, school board members may vote on the recommendation.
This will be the first step of a three-year rightsizing process.