Parents and school board members met in Bluffton Thursday to talk about changes at H.E. McCracken and Bluffton middle schools. The board wants to send 9th graders into high school to free up more class space for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. With Bluffton being one of the fastest growing cities in the Palmetto State, the move could help schools already packed to capacity.
"The excited part is I think we have got some committed people here who want to be part of that solution. I didn't hear anyone here tonight that was just arguing for the sake of arguing. Everybody came forward with a question, which meant they are looking for a solution," said Jackie Rosswurm, Beaufort Co. schools superintendent.
The school board is putting together a community committee to research growing enrollments in Bluffton. Their findings should be available in March.
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