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Parents Speak Out At Wake Reassignment Hearings

Posted February 21, 2002

— Parents continue to speak out against the Wake County school reassignment plan -- a plan that could affect more than 5,000 students.

During three separate public hearings held Wednesday night, some parents came dressed in school colors, while others held up signs.

All of the parents who signed up to speak at the hearings told board members that they want stability for their children.

"I do want you to know that I will do anything. If it means selling my house, I will for them to stay," said Sandy Minor, a parent from Cary.

The plan shifts more than 5,000 students to help fill three new schools and ease overcrowding next fall.

School board members will discuss the reassignment plan during a work session next week.

The board could vote on the plan next month or in early April.

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  • maketoislove Jan 17, 2007

    I am a wake county parent.I have six children in wake co.school system.I also have friends with children which of whom as myself do not understand what is so wrong with year round schedule.For one in the area we live our children have been being bussed far away from home to school for years we never had a say so just go along with the program,now there's something wrong with it? I'm not originally from N.C. but I do have enough family to know how things went on it took forever to get any schools in this area but know we have more than enough schools and kids that live right across the street from one another do'nt go to school together because of an address.As far as year round goes I've been trying for years to get my children in since 1997 so I nor my associats are upset. I feel like something is wrong when all concerns are focased on elementray aged students will be on a different scheduale from thier older syblings isn't that the way it is supposed to be.