STANFORD - A public hearing on the facility plan for Kings Mountain Memorial Elementary School was held Monday night at the Lincoln County Board of Education. During the meeting, the public was given a chance to comment on the proposal to refurbish the building and convert it into a middle school to help alleviate overcrowding throughout the district.
"We had about 40 people here, and two that basically did the talking. They had basically the same comments," said Superintendent Teresa Wallace, adding that there were some good questions posed and answered.
Parents voiced concerns with losing their children's school, which they said has been such a good place for the students.
In December, several mothers held a protest outside the central office to contest the facility plan. At that time, parents presented school board member David Hacker with high test scores and proof of the quality of education their children were receiving at Kings Mountain Elementary.