By Ryan Kushner and Diana McFarland

Staff writers 

The use of trailers and the question of rezoning were some of the top concerns of parents and residents during two facility planning meetings hosted by Isle of Wight County schools. 

The meetings at Smithfield and Windsor high schools were held to gather input from community members about long-range plans of the division, which was hit by a burst of unexpected growth this year, much of it concentrated in the ninth grade.

Crowded school buildings are beginning to be a concern, and plans for a new elementary school that have been in the division’s capital improvement plan for years are being reexamined. 

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