The Alexander County Board of Education approved a plan to consolidate elementary and middle school routes beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
The Board voted 5-1 in favor of the measure with Scott Bowman being the lone member to vote against it. Brigette Rhyne was not in attendance at the meeting. According County School Public Information Director Renee Meade, the measure will be fully reviewed before implementation.
At the Board meeting on April 9th, Alexander County Schools Transportation Director John McCurdy presented a plan to consolidate middle and elementary school bus routes. The consolidation would save the school system up to an estimated $240,000 by parking seven yellow buses.