Berkeley County School District to hold public meeting on new attendance lines

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – The Berkeley County School Board is preparing to take the next step towards changing where students in Sangaree will go to high school.

The school board will discuss attendance lines and vote on a plan during a special meeting at Sangaree Middle School Thursday night.

During that meeting, they will specifically go over some changes they made after listening to public opinion.

Plan “A,” which was presented January 31st, would have moved a large portion of Sangaree students from Cane Bay High to Stratford High.

The move is due to overcrowding at Cane Bay and extra capacity at Stratford.

However, after parent comments, they decided to scrap that plan.

Right now, plans “B” and “C” are on the table.

Plan “B” would move all kids south of Highway 17A while plan “C” moves all of them except for those who live on the other side of I-26.

Sandra DeWald lives in Sangaree and says: “I think people need to be sensible about it. You know, each school, I think, has pros and cons. But they’re all good as far as I’ve heard.”

DeWald used to live in Cane Bay and her granddaughter is a senior at Cane Bay High School.

She also has a 7th-grade grandson who would now be going to Stratford High.

“I would rather have them go somewhere that’s not going to be overcrowded,” she said. “It sounds like that would be easier on the children. If there is somewhere that can fit them in, that seems sensible.”

Thursday’s meeting will take place at Sangaree Middle School at 6:00 p.m.

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