Wake County Schools

Wake school board could decide on AdvancED review

Posted January 21, 2011

Wake County Public School System

— Wake County school board members could discuss next week whether they will officially cooperate with a pending accreditation review scheduled for next month.

The school system issued a meeting notice Friday morning for an 8 a.m. meeting Tuesday at the Wake County Public School System Administrative Building, 3600 Wake Forest Road. On the agenda is a closed-door discussion and decision about the AdvancED visit and review. A period of public comments related to the discussion is set for 8:30 a.m.

Board members Carolyn Morrison and Debra Goldman have already released public statements saying they plan to cooperate with the review scheduled for Feb. 17-18, but attorneys for the school board have sent letters to the national accrediting group expressing concerns about the scope of the review and whether it’s fair.

An AdvancED review team will evaluate the board following a complaint last year by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP alleging that some members want to segregate the school system with a controversial assignment policy that ends the district’s longstanding practice of busing students to achieve socio-economic diversity.

AdvancED won’t be looking at the policy itself but will be examining the school board’s governance and effectiveness.


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  • Here4NC Jan 24, 2011

    Just curious, but what are ALL of these other excellent accreditation options available everyone keeps talking about?

    And also keep in mind there is a separate accreditation for school SYSTEMS and for SCHOOLS.

    Why would we not want our school system to carry an accreditation that certifies the Board is operating from a sound foundation of governance, priorities, excellence, etc.? If we believe they AREN'T, isn't that reason to at least worry that the programs, policies, etc. they enforce might be tainted by Board infighting, politics, etc.?

    Wy do we believe any other agency would conduct any different type of accreditation?

    We should embrace ANY accreditation agency assessing the health of the Board.

  • rebecca7 Jan 21, 2011

    Cherriedragon - YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION IN THE LEAST. Why even respond??? You stated, "I can answer your question... blah blah blah" but, no - you can't because you certainly didn't.

    So, explain why "governance and leadership" is being questioned in the first place. What exactly is being questioned?? THE BUSING POLICY AND THE NAACP'S COMPLAINT ABOUT THE BUSING POLICY. That's what.

    And besides those points - I never mentioned AdvancED bullying anyone, so get that grainy stuff out of the places where the sun don't shine. K? Thanks.

  • cherriedragon Jan 21, 2011

    rebecca7.. I can answer your question. AdvancEd isn't coming to town to bully the school board members into continued bussing. Please go back and review the original complaint. AdvancEd is questioning "governance and leadership" of the school board members. The accreditation of schools include business conduct of the leadership. Please take a minute and research the accreditation process and educate yourself.

  • a-moment-of-truth Jan 21, 2011

    This is the least of my worries as a parent and product of Wake Schools. The whole neighborhood schools issue irks me. I work almost in Chapel Hill...live in Knightdale. Today I had a sick child and guess what? I had to drive all the way home to pick my kid up. Some are gonna say well move closer to your job but WHY wld I do that when jobs aren't promised? My lay off from the N & O almost 2 years ago proves THAT wld be a bad idea. Not to mention I can't afford to live in any of the neighboorhoods close to my job...sure wld be NICE if Wake had approved my magnet request for a Raleigh school. But they didn't even though I already HAVE a magnet student. Hallelujah anyway is my sentiment...

  • InvolvedCitizen Jan 21, 2011

    It's sounds like the argument:
    "You're fired!"
    "You can't fire me, I quit!"

  • rand321 Jan 21, 2011

    Its going to be interesting to see when the neighbor hood schools finally get mapped and how many of the "poor" or low income kids are going to get concentrated in Garner! There are not enough SE Raleigh Schools to accomodate them and Garner is the next closest area.

    Garner is going to get more low income kids and the red tollway line.

  • gnewsome1 Jan 21, 2011

    Keep AdvanceEd out of the school system. They have already made up their liberal and biased mind. Stay in Ga. where you belong and stop trying to bully officials who were duly elected by the voters. Wake School Board, stand up to them.

  • rebecca7 Jan 21, 2011

    They are holding Wake County accountable to those standards. ... Accreditation isn't meaningless, those who think so don't understand the education market. 2thec

    You're right, accreditation isn't meaningless, but these "standards" that AdvancED was called to review by the NAACP really don't have much to do with education and sustaining an accredited school. Let me ask you (and everyone) this: Can I file a complaint with whomever accredits a "black college" saying they are supporting racism and discriminating against the white kids and supporting desegregation - would there be a review and threat to remove the accreditation???

    Please someone answer this.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jan 21, 2011

    "They do not bully," HAHAHAHA, you have no idea do you. After Monday they'll be no more around here, so get ready and buy extra tissues over the weekend.

  • sammyg Jan 21, 2011

    2thec...I understand the education 'market' just fine, thank you! Of course, if someone disagrees with you that means we're stupid. Of course it does...