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Wake Looks At Pulling 4 Schools From Year-Round List

Posted August 29, 2006

— The number of Wake County elementary schools converting to a year-round schedule could be down to 19.

Wake County Board of Education members discussed the possibility of removing Carver Elementary, Combs Elementary, Wakelon Elementary and Cedar Fork Elementary from the list of schools school district officials are considering for year-round schedules.

The district plans to move numerous elementary schools, and possibly some middle schools, to year-round calendars to create more space for steadily increasing enrollments. Year-round schools can accommodate about 20 percent more students than traditional schools because students are divided into four groups, with one on break and three in class at all times.

Parents opposed to the idea packed a public hearing Monday night, threatening to vote down a $1 billion school construction bond issue in November if district officials force their children to attend year-round schools.

Next Tuesday, the school board plans to approve a list of schools that will be converted. The conversions would take place next summer.


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