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Parents sound off on overcrowding plan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield parents are not holding back their opinions when it comes to over crowding in their children's school.

Cosby High School is the most over-crowded high school in the county.

One idea to fix the problem would be to send some students to Manchester, becaUse it has room for about 300 more students.

At a meeting last night, the superintendent says the switch is cost-effective and the least disruptive option.

But many of the parents disagreed with nine neighborhoods being redistricted to lower enrollment at Cosby.

The change would be effective in the 2012-2013 school year.

Next, the school board must approve the superintendent's redistricting recommendation.

That could happen as soon as the board's next meeting, which is next Tuesday.

Right now on the NBC12 Facebook page, you can tell us what you think about the overcrowding debate. Share your comments at www.facebook.com/nbc12.

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