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Elementary School Faces Overcrowding Problem

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PRINCETON (WVVA)--- A special board meeting Thursday night voiced concern over the possibility of redistricting the Melrose School.

The Mercer County School Board heard concern from parents about the issue of the overcrowded Melrose Elementary School.

"It is something we need to look at solving in the future based upon population increasing in that particular area," said Dr. Deborah Akers, Mercer County Schools Superintendent.

The Board says that past attempts to receive money from the School Building Authority for the Melrose School have failed and that there are other schools in worse physical condition in the county that need the money.

As of now it appears that no redistricting will happen for the next school year. It is also possible that redistricting will not be needed.

"I am open to anything that will work, that we can make work that will help the situation," says Gregory Prudich a Mercer County School Board Member.

Dr. Akers will give her recommendation to the board who will then vote on the recommendation at an upcoming board meeting.

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