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Hundreds protest Union school redistricting

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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A participant holds up a sign during Sunday’s rally decrying the Union County Board of Education's recently passed redistricting plan.
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    PHOTOS BY David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Union County parent and activist Stacey Cunningham, center, speaks to the crowd Sunday in Wesley Chapel during a rally decrying the county Board of Education's recently passed redistricting plan. More than 500 parents and students attended the rally.

Hundreds of people gathered in Wesley Chapel on Sunday to protest the Union County school board’s surprise vote last week approving a redistricting plan and to share information. The crowd held signs and heard speakers criticize the redistricting plan, which would require about 3,200 students to change schools. Parents also shared information on transfer options and possible legal actions. Some even filled out transfer forms. The decision last week angered many parents, who had expected the board to wait until April 1. Parents have vowed to sue the school district to stop the plan. David Foster and Dan Duffey

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