With newest member Mose Mock as the lone dissenter, the Effingham Board of Education approved a recommendation to adjust middle school district lines at its Feb. 17 meeting held at Effingham County Middle School, where a majority of the students impacted will attend in the fall.
“I just wanted to be the voice of the people,” Mock said. “They were counting on me to be their voice. All the folks that contacted me, they were against.”
Mock’s District 4 is most affected by the resolution, and he said he understands the need for redistricting. But he wished the process would have been more gradual.
With the intention of balancing the population densities in all three middle schools and giving each facility room for growth, the new district lines affect 204 fifth, sixth and seventh graders currently in the Ebenezer Middle district. Thirty-six students who are in the South Effingham Elementary and High schools districts will move to South Effingham Middle.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.