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School board postpones decision to reconfigure grades in Bluffton

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Students in Bluffton schools will not change buildings, at least for now. On Tuesday, the Beaufort County Board of Education voted to postpone a recommendation of changing the two middle school's grades to 6 through 8, moving 9th graders to the high school, and brining in mobile units for more students. The plan comes from a 27 member committee to help with overcrowding.

"The problem is at the high school. We build a new middle school and we built new elementary schools. The only school we have not taken care of is the high school so by not shifting the configuration of the middle schools to a traditional set up, we have ignored where the problem exists and that is at the high school," said Phyllis White, chief operational services officer.

The committee plans to get input from the public later this month on a long term solution for the schools.

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