Dana Cope is showing how serious he is about keeping his kids at Lacy Elementary School.
Cope has put his Inside-the-Beltline home for sale so he can look for a new place that's still in Lacy's attendance area. Cope's neighborhood, near Glen Eden Drive, is being reassigned to help reduce crowding at Lacy and reduce the percentage of low-income students at Stough Elementary.
Cope said he realizes he'll probably take a hit because he only purchased the home a year ago. Cope is chairman of the Children's PAC and executive director of the State Employees Association of N.C.
"We don't want to put our kids in a less advantageous environment," Cope said.
Cope said several other people in the neighborhood have put their homes for sale because they don't want to attend Stough.
Cope said he wants to find a new home in Lacy's area because he's committed to sending his children to a public school.
In the meantime, Cope said the Children's PAC is still keeping active. He said the group hasn't had much to say publicly because the candidate filing period hasn't begun.
Cope said the group has been soliciting people to run for school board.