Vote NO on Overflow and Additional Modular Units at Highcroft Drive Elementary

As one of of the most crowded elementary schools, in the most rapidly growing part of Wake County we urge the board to not push more students and more modular units in. Continuing to designate Highcroft as an overflow school will greatly disrupt the learning environment, challenge our health and fitness programs, and compromise campus safety.

The main building is full and the only space left for another round of required modular units would be on the existing playground/field space that is also used for PE and our community social and fundraising space.

During a time when we're focus on making campuses more secure, and protecting our students these modulars are more difficult to monitor and would sit on space that backs up to public trails the go through the woods.

We understand the challenge of finding more space in our overcrowded areas that need more schools, but we already have the most modular units in the area. In the Western Area 2014/15 Review provided by WCPSS, we have the highest 2013/14 percent crowding at 114.6%.

Cramming more students and modulars into an already crowded school doesn't make sense. We should never compromise learning and safety.

Discussion

  • Alison Foster Enough of HDE taking on the overflow.Our children do not deserve to be placed in a metal tin with no bathrooms.HDE does not have enough green space as it is for children to run about..

  • Christina Harmon As a mother of 3 with 2 children currently at Highcroft and a resident of thw Highcroft community I am very concerned about the danger this overcrowding poses to our children. Our neighborhood was not designed to accommodate the number if cars that currently utilize the carpool line. It stretches beyond the turning lane on Highcroft drive blocking traffic flow into the neighborhood. Emergency vehicles would be unable to pass. Because of the length of the carpool line maby parents are utilizing the bus loop and neighborhood streets to drop off their children, endangering the large number of children who walk to our neighborhood school. Please keep in mind that children from these new surrounding communities will be carpool, as they live too far to walk and too close to bus. Please consider the safety of our neighborhood children!!

  • Anonymous Stop adding modular units!

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