Wake school board discussion on year-round calendar changes continues; no vote made
Posted March 21
Wake County, N.C. — The Wake County school board did not vote as planned Tuesday night to change several year-round schools to traditional-calendar schools and the issue was reverted back to a committee for further discussion.
The idea has been met with mixed reviews and several parents spoke about the potential change at a Tuesday night board of education meeting.
The proposal would move six year-round schools to the traditional school calendar, meaning students would be in school for nine months and have summers off. Two other year-round schools would be changed to multi-track, which alternates students on vacation and in school.
The school district says many year-round schools are under-enrolled, and many traditional schools are overcrowded. Some parents, though, say both they and their kids like the year-round calendar because it keeps more kids focused.
Any changes will be made to the 2018-2019 school year.