Wake schools' new assignment plan posted online
Posted October 28, 2011
In January, the school system will publish the choice application website that will show complete functionality, to include actual proximity from each family’s address, available seats at each proximity choice, real time numbers of requests for seats by grade level and other key information.
The preview is not part of the school choice selection process, which will happen later in the school year. Wake schools says corrections could be made in the coming weeks as school system technicians finalize the programming and data sets that produce the choice lists.
For the 2012-13 school year, the choice process is optional for all parents satisfied with their current school. Families may "grandfather" and remain at their current school, with their current level of transportation, or follow the feeder pattern aligned with their current school, regardless of the choice options presented, according to the school system.
Families with rising kindergartners, Wake County residents currently not in Wake schools, new Wake County residents and families seeking a change in student assignment must participate in the choice selection process.
Superintendent Tony Tata said he wants parents to start researching their options now to make informed choices. School officials plan to hold open houses at all schools to give parents a closer look.
“We want parents to put their children in the school that they feel can best serve them, and, really, that is what much of this choice plan is all about,” Tata said.