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Gaston students who wish to attend Wylam will be allowed to transfer there, but the system will not provide transportation, said Superintendent Craig Witherspoon. The school system does not provide transportation to students who voluntarily transfer.
too far from their homes.
The vote came after several board members said they heard from parents of Gaston students who said they did not want their children to go to Wylam because it was Adidas Los Angeles Shoe Womens
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Ford and board member Alana Edwards, who also voted against the merger, said some threatened to move their children into other school systems, such as Bessemer, if they were forced to move their kids to Wylam.
Gaston Middle School to Wylam K 8.
"We never said those children would be sitting in portables," said board president Phyllis Wyne, who voted for the Gaston Wylam merger. "It's not right for children to be sitting in portables when they could be sitting in classrooms."
Board members Emanuel B. Ford, who voted against the merger, warned that families in other schools would expect the same treatment, if that policy is waived.
Students were set to be moved from Gaston to Wylam for a single school year until the construction of a new Oxmoor K 8 was complete.
"I don't understand how we're going to do one thing at Wylam and not do it across the district," Ford said.
The 5 4 vote means the Gaston students will now go to Jones Valley K 8, giving that school, which has a capacity for about 760 students, an estimated enrollment of about 900, system officials said.
voted against Adidas Neo New relocating the students. Board members Willie James Maye, Jr. and Brian Giattina voted for the proposal.
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Board member April Williams, who voted for the merger, asked if the system could make an exception and provide transportation. Witherspoon said he would discuss that possibility Wednesday with school system officials.
"I'd hate to put our students in a position where they'd be so far from home," Edwards said. "I don't see how we can go against Adidas Neo Lite Racer Review
Board members said some students at Jones Valley will have to use portable classrooms as a result.
the wishes of these parents."
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