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Wake County Parents to Get Consent Forms for Year-Round

Posted April 15, 2008

— Consent forms will be going to parents again for year-round school in Wake County.

A school board committee voted Tuesday to ask for parental permission. Board members said had been hoping that a court would rule on an appeal involving mandatory year-round school. That hasn't happened yet.

Without the ruling, the board decided it was best to ask for permission to enroll students in year-round.


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  • boys-of-summer Apr 16, 2008

    And yet there are still families that fill out the request form each year to attend a year-round school and each year are STILL turned down...

  • poohperson2000 Apr 15, 2008

    The fact that you pay taxes does not give you the unequivable right to decide what school and calendar your child will be on. This is America, and you have a right to voice your opinion, but that does not mean your opinion will prevail. They should be focusing on educating the kids, not catering to spoiled parents.

  • NE Raleigh Apr 15, 2008

    Will the School Board be up front this time and let people know what their traditional school choice is, or will it be like last year and families won't have a clue until their decision is made?

  • AWakeMom Apr 15, 2008

    I agree with kittiboo -- it's impossible to plan for next school year. It's the schools that send out all the letters, and collect them. When the parents don't return the letters, the schools have to call the parents and get the answer. It takes time away from what we need to be doing. The school board doesn't do any of this -- this all happens on the school level. No extra pay for us. Then after the parents say they want traditional, they change their mind after the first week of traditional school, and we end up with their children anyway. Did I mention that by then the 10 day head count has happened for year round schools, and we don't get the money needed to support the child? diwanicki said it - "Here we go again..."

  • whatelseisnew Apr 15, 2008

    Yeah what the heck, property owners are only ponying up a measly 300+ million dollars this year, and lord knows how many income tax dollars coming from the State. Why would any parent have the gall to want to have their child go to the school of their choice? Just bow down before the great gods of the school board and wave to the big yellow thing as it hauls your kids to that school twenty or so miles away.

  • RonnieR Apr 15, 2008

    No, kittiboo, the school board works for the public not the staff. Let 'um work for their salaries that are paid by the public.
    Parents have every right to make an INFORMED choice as to
    where their children attend schools.

  • diwanicki Apr 15, 2008

    Here we go again!!

  • kittiboo Apr 15, 2008

    Do they have any idea what a nightmare this is for schools trying to plan for next year? Wow. Parents, get over yourselves and send your kids to the assigned school instead of causing all this trouble.