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  • common_sense_plz Dec 12, 6:51 p.m.

    Does anyone know if they are going to open Rolesville High School up to all grades or just to 9th and 10th grades, and add a new grade each year.

  • westernwake1 Dec 12, 6:31 p.m.

    "We HAD neighborhood schools before the Republica regime hit a few years ago. As a 56-year-old (16-year) WCPSS, I for the 100th time will talk about how my children (22 and 16) have always been assigned according to their addresses." - lindaburton2004

    Wake County NEVER had neighborhood based school assignment. We had a failed Diversity Assignment policy for over 30 years that provided no educational benefit.

    I lived in Wake over 30 years. In the western side of Wake County my three children were forced to go to a new school nearly EVERY SINGLE Year from K-12 as our 'node' was switched to a different school. This was done (as stated by the school board) to meet diversity objectives and was not due to growth.

    The Democratic school board is doing their best to march as quickly as possible back to this disaster.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Dec 12, 5:37 p.m.

    Are a list of Private Schools on Angie's List?
    Hmmmmmmmm.....

  • Screw WrAl Dec 12, 5:20 p.m.

    "The 2013-14 plan, the third in as many years,"

    You'll add 4th to that for 2014-15 and that will be the year the parents really go ballistic. As for the new arrivals in the areas where the schools are being capped, you better research where you (really) would attend and even when they tell you don't trust them. This is a nightmare and is going to become a horrific one before it's over. You still can't truly pin down a school to an address and that will never happen. This current school board is simply going to prove they are the dumbest board yet.

  • teach4er Dec 12, 5:03 p.m.

    "Oh, and they want to reinstate the teacher play days on Wednesdays too"- imamaanerd

    Yea- and we get summers off too. Don't forget that. Pure ignorance!

  • Cary Progressive Dec 12, 4:58 p.m.

    "This school board is a joke. Keep kids in their neighborhoods, reguardless of color or income. -chatheel"

    Ok, one assumes you are a conservative with your crass comment but you can only point fingers to anti-education, anti-government Republicans, nationally and locally, who won't fund new schools. Remember they want to "drown government in a bathtub" and that includes your public school system. So all the whining by conservatives is rich considering this mess is 90% their fault and 10% the fault of Democrats who should have been smarter with their previous assignment based on income scheme.

  • patrick85ed Dec 12, 4:53 p.m.

    Wow, SNL could not write a skit this funny. Thank You for the months/years of entertainment WCPSS. Keep it up , I enjoy the laughs.

  • iron fist Dec 12, 4:37 p.m.

    Grand Union both of mine went to Durham schools both got higher education, good jobs, my son is now going back to school at night to futher his education. We never had to deal with all the mess that Wake parents and students are dealing with. I know a lot of families who had children in Wake school system but that was before all the reassignment and they did well I can not say those being moved around in the system now will do as well

  • chatheel Dec 12, 4:03 p.m.

    This school board is a joke. Keep kids in their neighborhoods, reguardless of color or income.

  • early exit Roy Dec 12, 4:00 p.m.

    The radical majority that is in control now wanted to make sure the previous board didn't have a chance in succeeding with their plan. If they had let them try their plan and it worked then these radicals wouldn't be able to change the plan. When you have some board members yanking the microphone out of another board members hand, then this board are implying it will be our way or no way. It's no longer about the children. It's about a radical agenda. We really need to make an attempt to get SE off the board.

  • IPayYouPay Dec 12, 4:00 p.m.

    We HAD neighborhood schools before the Republica regime hit a few years ago. As a 56-year-old (16-year) WCPSS, I for the 100th time will talk about how my children (22 and 16) have always been assigned according to their addresses. But then we've been here forever so that maybe the the trick. If you are not satisfied with this area (as in some of these comments), please leave and find someplace else so that our school system can go back to the old normal way of doing things.

  • sg0544 Dec 12, 3:53 p.m.

    "The 2013-14 plan, the third in as many years, is the latest attempt of the board to mollify parents who have expressed a weariness of the district's frequent reassignments and called for stability."

    I understand Wake County is growing and that necessitates periodic student reassignment. I do not understand how three different assignment plans in three years with talk of additional changes for next year are necessary or providing stability. Sure students will adapt, but is this really what is best for students. The school board has become too political on both sides. People are using it as a stepping stone for higher office and a platform to shout their political ideals, instead of doing what is best for Wake County and its students.

  • St Ives Dec 12, 3:22 p.m.

    anyone who has lived in some of the more organized cities in this country will tell you this is the dumbest place in the country with all that goes on with the school board here. Let kids go to the schools in their neighborhoods, reguardless of color or income. Is that so wrong!

  • jblake1932 Dec 12, 3:22 p.m.

    Awe, a new plan. Ain't it so tweet?

  • Grand Union Dec 12, 3:10 p.m.

    "So glad I don't have children in Wake county schools"

    Mine just finished there and whilst they were not perfect both my kids did well and are now in or through university in tough subjects.

  • Grand Union Dec 12, 3:08 p.m.

    "The rush to the implement the first step in the overall Democratic plan to revert Wake school assignment back to bussing for diversity.... is now in motion."

    Good. The board that ended it never represented anything anything other than a tiny activist minority which was made clear when they were thrown out by the voters at the first opportunity.

    Fact is in a rapidly growing area we either have reassignments or we pay for lots of half empty schools.

  • ctya Dec 12, 3:07 p.m.

    What has the school broad done in the last 6 years other than continue to switch the schools. NOTHING!!!!!

  • jonnraleigh Dec 12, 2:47 p.m.

    immaannoid

    I'm not a teacher, but am married to one, and I'm sure that she and a lot of other hardworking teachers in this county would resent you calling it a play day. My wife works at school tasks from the time she gets up at 4:30 until she drops in bed at 10 and has done so for 27 years. Education is not the only field that provides on-going staff development for staff. And they should not have to do it outside of their professional day.

  • cynda-ur-way Dec 12, 2:46 p.m.

    the board has promised kids can stay at the school they picked this year but what are my options if they changed her schools feeder pattern into different middle and high schools. Are we allowed to stay with the choice feeder plan we made last year or just the currently attended school. My child enrolled in Conn elem which fed into daniels ms and then to broughton. The new assignment has it feeding to ligon and enloe.Does the grandfathering include the feeder options?

  • LovemyPirates Dec 12, 2:26 p.m.

    I feel sorry for the tax payers who have to listen to parents who all want their children going to the one school that is closest to them even when 100 new homes holding 200 school age youth are built even closer to that school and a new school is built just a little farther away. Just who should fill these new schools?
    Having lived through integration and attending 3 different schools in 3 years because each grade was at a different school because that's what was decided, I know the students will adapt. I do believe your children will as well. Please, parents, understand your children are more resilient that you give then create for being.

  • SouthernPackerFan Dec 12, 2:15 p.m.

    The rush to the implement the first step in the overall Democratic plan to revert Wake school assignment back to bussing for diversity.... is now in motion.

    westernwake1
    who cares

  • iron fist Dec 12, 2:04 p.m.

    Never ending story. I feel bad for the students and parents. So glad I don't have children in Wake county schools

  • westernwake1 Dec 12, 1:49 p.m.

    "Wake acts quickly to establish new assignment plan"

    The rush to the implement the first step in the overall Democratic plan to revert Wake school assignment back to bussing for diversity.... is now in motion.

  • cjw6105 Dec 12, 12:29 p.m.

    "The crux of the plan, which impacts all students in the 2013-14 school year, is for each student to have a base school based on proximity to his home."

    And just wait until 2014-15, which that base school will without warning change from a neighborhood traditional school to a magnet or year-round school that is ten or more miles away, with no alternative (choice).

    The more things change in Wake County, the more they remain the same.

  • immaannoid Dec 12, 12:14 p.m.

    When will the Dumbocrats learn? They'll just get voted out next time around.

    Oh, and they want to reinstate the teacher play days on Wednesdays too. Brilliant.

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