- East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board
- United States of America
We support proposals that include Isle of Palms with Sullivan's Island in Beckham High zoning - such as Map D, which limits impact to one elementary attendance zone - for reasons that include the following:
Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island have shared public school zoning for at least 65 years and are connected in many ways.
IOP families are much closer to Beckham High than they are to Wando High.
With the island's geography and routes, IOP families have some of the longest travel times to Wando High School of ANY community - up to 35-45 minutes BY CAR at peak travel times.
Travel times make extracurricular involvement challenging, and with the new Wando population centered on North Mount Pleasant, social relationships outside school would be even tougher for island kids.
Isle of Palms students are not close to any of their schools and attend elementary & middle schools at opposite ends of East Cooper from Wando High School.
Beckham zoning will retain IOP families, protecting our longstanding residential community from turnover to short-term rentals.
We petition East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board to include Isle of Palms with Sullivan's Island in Beckham High zoning.
The Include IOP & Sullivan's Island in Beckham High Zoning petition to East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board was written by Susan Smith and is in the category Government at GoPetition.