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Wake school board to hold work session on assignment plan

Posted January 2, 2012

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— 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.

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  • livinggood2 Jan 4, 2012

    Stop crying,you voted for it,why is this making the news,I am tired of hearing about it.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 4, 2012

    What about the carbon footprint left by all the buses being on the road longer than they need to be?

  • abylelab -BT- Jan 4, 2012

    People, you made your choice. LIVE WITH IT !!!
    bigguy123x

    which choice?

  • bigguy123x Jan 4, 2012

    My God. This is worse than the Republican debates. People, you made your choice. LIVE WITH IT !!!

  • abylelab -BT- Jan 3, 2012

    i'm gone for two weeks and they're still killing my comments and apparently everyone else's.

    this is the thing i don't get about the whole deal with busing:

    why do the schools have to fix a problem that is not caused by them to begin with?

  • Screw WrAl Jan 3, 2012

    This new board will the biggest pile of leftovers the Liberals ever spit out. Let the fun begin.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jan 2, 2012

    Elections have consequences.

  • vraptor Jan 2, 2012

    Kevie. Kevie. Can't wait until you bring back RFL busing. You will have the USDA all over you.

    http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/03/u-s-d-a-bans-wake-county-from-using-school-lunch-data-for-diversity-busing/

    U.S.D.A. Bans Wake County From Using School Lunch Data for ‘Diversity Busing’
    Mar 13th, 2011 | By Rich Mitchell (twitter: @CDNNow) | Category: North Carolina

    The controversial policy of using socio-economic information to place students into schools in North Carolina ran into a brick wall last week when the U.S.D.A. blocked Wake County from using its data.