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Cherokee County schools discuss options to repair or consolidate schools

Crumbling schools are the reality right now for district leaders in Cherokee County. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Crumbling schools are the reality right now for district leaders in Cherokee County.

Leaky roofs, rusty pipes, and no air conditioning or heat are some of the problems facing the school system.

The superintendent says the school system is struggling to keep up with repairs.

She thinks consolidating the school would be a better option financially, but some parents disagree.

Dr. Jeana Conley, Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools, "two campuses, an east and a west, another recommendation was a single solitary campus specifically for high schools."

Ben Wilson, parent, "a big part of it was to send our daughter to a small community school where she would be, you know, where she would have an identity and not be swallowed up in a sea of a thousand or two-thousand students."

The discussion could come down to knowing your classmates or knowing your school building is safe.

Doctor Conley says they will make a final decision in the next few months.

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