Parents meet with district officials over possible James Island middle school merger

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Two middle schools on James Island right down the road from each other could soon merge to become one.

Parents in the community met with Charleston County School District officials Thursday afternoon to voice their concerns about the possibility of merging James Island and Fort Johnson Middle Schools.

It was the fourth and final meeting for people could speak out about the possibility of merging the two schools.

In November, voters approved a referendum to build a brand new middle school behind Fort Johnson.

The new school would hold 1,200 students.

Many parents are concerned the merger could create packed classrooms and traffic issues in the area. In past meetings, parents and teachers have had the chance to fill out surveys about what they think about the possible merge.

Nothing is set in stone yet. District officials say the main goal is to provide the best education possible for children on the island. That's why they are getting feedback from the community.

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