Wake County Schools

Proposed assignment plan would reassign nearly 1,500 Wake students

Posted November 12, 2012

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— A temporary student assignment plan that goes before the Wake County Board of Education Tuesday would reassign 1,479 students for the 2013-14 school year, according to a copy of the proposal made public over the weekend.

The plan affects less than 1 percent of the Wake County student population, and most of its focus is on filling three new schools in the Rolesville and Wake Forest areas.

About three dozen schools face enrollment caps, which could force children to schools further away from home. A grandfather provision in the proposal could further reduce the number of reassignments.

Board members will discuss the plan Tuesday afternoon during a work session.

A vote is scheduled for Dec. 12, with public meetings on the proposal planned before then. Dates, however, weren't available.

The 2013-14 plan will only be used until a permanent plan is created for the 2014-15 school year.

In June, the school board voted in favor of changing the district's current three-year plan, which is less than a year old, in an effort to improve upon it.

Under a board directive, school system staff developed the proposed plan so that it combines elements of the current "controlled-choice plan," in which parents have more input into where their children go to school, and a neighborhood model that links each Wake County address with a base elementary, middle and high school.

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  • tired2 Nov 13, 3:40 p.m.

    heisenberg...sitting on this site and whining and blaming others for your situation,,,,wonder where real problem lies.

  • heisenberg Nov 13, 2:16 p.m.

    Hey tired2 - I am in fact hard ay work - trying to find a job. Was laid off in March and still looking - thanks Obama.

  • taylor3297 Nov 13, 1:06 p.m.

    Not sure why some of y'all are complaining. This is less than 1% of the current school population and most are being moved to fill three new schools.

  • hollylama Nov 13, 12:32 p.m.

    "Wake county school district is a laughing stock being run by a bunch of clowns"
    -Heisenberg....I couldn't state it any better than this.

  • tired2 Nov 13, 12:12 p.m.

    ConservativeVoter...and Tedesco, Goldman are reliable & honest or even qualifed ???? blind voting is a silly as not voting

  • tired2 Nov 13, 12:10 p.m.

    Amazing to see all the School bashers....don't see any of you doing anything to make a difference except doing what you do best...must all be hard at work

  • heisenberg Nov 13, 11:46 a.m.

    Wake county school district is a laughing stock being run by a bunch of clowns

  • dontstopnow Nov 13, 10:58 a.m.

    fingers in ears going la la la la... You people voted that group of clowns in so deal with it. Simple huh?

  • cantstandgoloanymore Nov 13, 10:45 a.m.

    What is everyone whining about? They have overcrowded and new schools that require reassignment and it is somehow a "leftist" thing? You people need to get a life.

  • cantstandgoloanymore Nov 13, 10:43 a.m.

    Less than 1% effected and they have to fill 3 new schools (which will account for the vast majority of reassignments) and people still whine. They'd rather have their kids go to overcrowded schools and have schools stand empty than have to get up and get their kid on a bus. Pathetic.

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