Wake County Schools

Public hearings set for Wake student assignment proposal

Posted November 26, 2012
Updated December 4, 2012

Wake County Public School System

— The Wake County Board of Education will hold three public hearings over the next two weeks on a proposal that would reassign less than 1,500 students for the 2013-14 school year.

The reassignment 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.

The first meeting is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh.

Meetings are also scheduled for the same time at Davis Drive Middle School, 2101 Davis Drive, Cary, on Dec. 3 and at Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road, Rolesville, on Dec. 5.

Parents who want to speak at the meetings must register in advance on the school system's website or in person an hour before the hearing.

Public comment is also being accepted online.

The school board is expected to vote on the 2013-14 assignment plan on Dec. 11.

It 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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  • Cary Progressive Nov 27, 5:47 p.m.

    The best of the conservative comments is the one about the republican's previous school board having gotten some stuff done. If they gotten their way, schools would be resegregated by income. I like where things are heading, with bringing base schools back but keeping choice. That us the best we can hope for with conservatives trying to choke off government programs like education, Medicare, and social security to pay for tax cuts for the uber wealthy.

  • LuvLivingInCary Nov 27, 8:10 a.m.

    we have a movement going to pull all the cary schools out of the county system and run them under our own board. they want to bus kids in from raleigh to cary schools and then newcoming kids into existing cary neighboorhoods get bused across town. what nonsense is that. liberalism..

    we'll take the best and leave the rest.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 26, 7:54 p.m.

    Don't be fooled parents, less than 1500 next year, 10 times that very possibly the year after. The new arrivals will certainly be shocked when they show up for the following year.

    Another bait and switch from the most absurd school system in the country. They get no more of my money no matter how much they cry and complain.

  • westernwake1 Nov 26, 7:51 p.m.

    I just waiting for their announcement of a new Superintendent. At this point I expect the individual to be selected based on their loyalty to the Democratic party rather than any type of education system operational excellence or forward looking vision.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 26, 7:00 p.m.

    "Hey Wake County!!! You guy's proud yet?"

    Well, the voters put back into control the lefties that continually stirred the pot of reassigning. They wanted to have the correct allocation of skin colors. The reps had the board briefly and despite unending terrorism by the lefties tried to make some improvements. They did make some progress, and unfortunately the voters foolishly put the lefties back in control. So the children of the lefties are getting what they deserve. Unfortunately, others are punished that do not deserve the punishment.

  • paultaylorsr100 Nov 26, 6:38 p.m.

    Hey Wake County!!! You guy's proud yet?

  • paultaylorsr100 Nov 26, 6:14 p.m.

    "It will only be used until . . . . "

    More hollow promises??

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 26, 5:59 p.m.

    I get so sick of hearing this repeatedly.

    I don't know how the parents who have to deal with it over and over again do so without losing their cool.

    I also don't understand why they just don't move to a nearby county to avoid all the hassles at WCPSS.

    It's an embarrassment to the state.