Wake County Schools

Wake postpones public hearings on student assignment

Posted January 10, 2011 2:17 p.m. EST
Updated January 10, 2011 4:57 p.m. EST

— Weather concerns have prompted Wake County school officials to postpone two public hearings this week on the proposed student assignment plan for the 2011-12 school year.

A meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Cary High School (638 Walnut St., Cary) has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 24, and a meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Millbrook Magnet High School (2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh) has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 12, school system spokesman Bill Poston said Monday.

The meetings are part of a series of five on the plan, which school system staff say could affect the placement of 4,703 students.

According to figures provided last week by the school system’s growth and planning department, the proposed changes could affect 2,625 elementary school students, 1,103 middle school students and 975 high school students in the school system.

No decisions on those recommendations are expected until after the public meetings.

Three other meetings on the reassignment plan are still on schedule: Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest; Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh; and Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Garner Magnet High, 2101 Spring Drive, Garner.