Wake school board to hold work session on assignment plan
Posted January 2, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — The Wake County Board of Education will hold a work session on Tuesday to discuss the new student assignment plan.
The plan, which will go into effect in the fall, gives parents more input into what schools their children attend.
But the school board's move to replace the longstanding policy of busing students for purposes of diversity has drawn protests from the NAACP, a number of community groups and residents who believe the change will lead to re-segregation, high teacher turnover and a lower quality of education for low-income students.
School selection begins Jan. 17, and the school system is urging anyone with rising kindergarteners to register their children, so they will be ready to enter the choice process.
The board will use Tuesday's meeting to iron out any issues and concerns between members about the plan.
WRAL.com will stream the meeting LIVE starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.