Rock Hill Schools Moving Nearly 4,000 Elementary Students to New Schools

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Some parents in Rock Hill are upset over a newly approved school redistricting plan.

Three elementary schools will close and nearly 4,000 students will move to new schools.

School board members say they’re dealing with costs piling up from under-utilized, older school buildings.

They also say it’s an opportunity to improve equity across Rock Hill Schools.

Some parents say it’s a drastic move that shouldn’t be happening during a pandemic.

Under the plan, Rosewood Elementary, Finley Road Elementary, and Belleview Elementary will close.

It will save the district $25 million over the next decade.

Board members who voted against the plan argued it is happening too fast and also say the loss of the schools will be greatly felt in local neighborhoods.