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Bryan County School District hosts forum to discuss future school growth

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Bryan County is growing. With that comes more students, but less space in schools.

Monday, the district kicked off a series of two community forums to tackle future issues.

Parents meet with Board of Education members to go over plans on how to prepare for an increase in enrollment. In the past 10 years, there has been an addition of 2,600 students.

By 2025, that's expected to increase by another 3,500.

One thing needed right away is additional space at Richmond Hill High School. Right now, it's sitting at 96 percent capacity.

"The primary concerns involve districting. Basically, if you have two high schools, how would re-district them? The second was academics. What would the academics look like? They're also concerned about the timeline,” said Bryan County Superintendent Paul Brooksher.

The next community forum is Tuesday in the Richmond Hill Middle School cafeteria. It starts at 6:30 p.m.

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