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Wake County Parents Prepare For School Reassignment Showdown

Posted January 17, 2002

— The last group of families included in Wake County's school reassignment proposal finished their battle plan on Wednesday.

Under the reassignment plan, some children attending Cary High School will be moving to Athens Drive High. The parents claim the plan affects only about 20 students each year from their neighborhoods -- a disruption which upsets long-time residents.

"Is it logical to uproot all the families and neighborhoods impacted by this move for such a small impact on the overall system?" parent Keith Oakley said.

"A lot of people feel that if you hear my input and don't do whatever I ask you to do, then you've not heard my input and that's not the case," said Dr. Ramey Beavers, director of student assignment for Wake County.

Beavers said parents' ideas have already changed the plan, but not all ideas are workable.

The Wake County School Board takes up the plan for the first time at Tuesday's board meeting. A public hearing will be held Feb. 22.


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