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Wake County Parents Band Together Against Reassignment Plan

Posted November 28, 2001

— Some Raleigh parents are banding together to fight Wake County's

school reassignment proposal

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Lynn Road Elementary parents have three main problems with the plan.

Parents said that the school is currently underfilled and if the plan passes, seven classrooms would be empty. They said that most of the students being rezoned currently walk to school, but would be bused five miles to the new Brooks Elementary. They also said that Brooks is a museum magnet school which many parents do not want their children to attend.

"We're the parents you want to keep. We vote for the bonds, we bring in the supplies, we volunteer, we tutor. We help the kids. Not just our kids, all the kids. You want us in the public school system," said parent Molly Harner.

Some of those parents said that they will send their children to private school if the proposal passes.

The school board has asked the public for feedback on its proposal. The deadline for responding to the plan is Dec. 3. Feedback can be sent to:

Student Assignment Wake County Schools PO Box 28041 Raleigh, NC 27611-8041

Nearly 6,000 students will be affected by the reassignment plan.

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