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Wake Schools File Appeal to Allow Exception to Year-Round Plan

Posted June 19, 2007

— Attorneys for the Wake County school board have made it official.

They filed paperwork Friday with the state Court of Appeals to allow an exception to a judge's ruling that makes year-round school voluntary.

The school board wants the authority to assign students who enroll after June 4 at its discretion.

The board wants the courts to allow them that flexibility while it appeals the case.


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  • whatelseisnew Jun 20, 2007

    To kicktheirs..
    Actually, I don't think the board is being sneaky. Quite the opposite, it is in your face we are going to do it our way. Yes they can use the legal avenues available. I would just prefer that they really seriously look at other options than mandatory YR. Some of these options were raised during the typical propaganda drive to help get the bond passed. Now that the money is available to be borrowed I have not seen any action just the default back to build more public schools. I would like to see a long term plan where we end up with a balance of Charter, Public and Private schools from which parents could choose. I think the latest number I heard was Wake County is spending 10 or 11 thousand per pupil. Why not give that as a voucher and let some parents take their child to another instructional setting? Public schools are not free, we are all paying varying amounts of money. I no longer have children in the system, but I would like to see people have choices.

  • lollly52 Jun 19, 2007

    @aquamama - somebody has to put the realtor’s kids thru college. LOL

  • aquamama Jun 19, 2007

    When I moved into Wake County, I was told that if I wanted a certain school, I had to move into the attendance zone. So I did. Problem solved! Now if they'd just stop changing the attendance zones and the schedules and the magnet status...

  • poohperson Jun 19, 2007

    1. It is not "name calling" if it is the truth

    2. Until you have tried YR you do not know that there is a better way. After you try it, then I will conceed there is a "better way". Until then it is a mere opinion. If you try it, and it is not working, then I will agree there is a better way, but until then I view as people just being upset they could not have their way. The jury will be out on how it is working this time next year.

  • lollly52 Jun 19, 2007

    "Or, if everyone just got fed up with Wake County and moved out?"
    I think the commute to work is a big factor. The longer you are on the road, the less time you have with your family. On a daily basis, Mom and Dad are much more important to the kids than granny/cousins.

  • lollly52 Jun 19, 2007

    From what I have seen, many new comers have a nice amount to spend on the new house here because housing costs were higher in their old location and they cashed out; however, their incomes are "normal" for this area. Paying for multiple kids
    to be in private schools gets expensive. (Been there, done that.) And you have to save for college. I seriously doubt that too many people will jump ship for too many years if WCPSS goes YR. There may be a short term blip, but long term, I just do not see it.
    What does drive parents away is bad schools – Charlotte 20 years ago comes to mind.

  • lollly52 Jun 19, 2007

    The only thing wrong with school in July is the bus ride. Always pack an extra water bottle for the kids in July.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jun 19, 2007

    Wow, now we're all "stuborn, selfless, self absorbed, SUV driving, gas wasting, money grubbing whiny parents" are we? Just because we believe in choice and that there are better ways of doing things than the school board's way?

    A very nice and intellectual argument there... (tongue firmly in cheek) Why do so many people resort to name calling instead of a thoughtful discussion of ideas?

  • poohperson Jun 19, 2007

    I am sorry I meant SELFISH...

  • poohperson Jun 19, 2007

    What is "fundamentally" wrong with them being in school in July. You need to read the book "Who Moved My Cheese". Change is a part of life. The issue is not with the kids, it is the stuborn, selfless, self absorbed, SUV driving, gas wasting, money grubbing whiny parents in Wake County.