The debate over New Hanover County middle school redistricting continues. Students, parents, the New county chapter of the NAACP and other organizations presented a petition today in front of New Hanover High School.
More than 850 members of the community have signed the petition. The group says the current neighborhood school map separates socioeconomic groups.
"Resegregating our schools will not work," New Hanover County NAACP president Harold Beatty said. "Diversity is a must have for our school and our students."
The group will present the petition to the school board tomorrow night at the special redistricting work session. It's at 5 p.m. in the Spencer Building on South 15th Street.