New Hanover Co. Schools push Spanish Immersion move, parents ask for more options
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Parents had another chance to voice their concerns about the New Hanover County Schools’ plan to move its Spanish Immersion program. School officials want to move the program from Forest Hills Elementary School to Gregory school of science, math and technology.
Some major concerns parents have are diversity, students leaving their schools and the process being rushed. Some parents think each school should have their own Spanish Immersion program.
Kemberly Renelt is a parent of a first grader at Forest Hills. She said her son is in the Spanish Immersion and he also participated in an dual immersion program in South Carolina. She said in that district a number of schools had their own immersion programs.
“It’s fantastic. I think it’ll be great if there were immersion programs in even more of the schools, but I certainly can’t speak on behalf of the school board whether they have the funding to fund that,” said Renelt.
The school board is set to decide on whether the Spanish Immersion program will move December 1.