Local News

Parents Speak Out At Wake Reassignment Hearings

Posted February 21, 2002 8:10 a.m. EST

— Parents continue to speak out against the Wake County school reassignment plan -- a plan that could affect more than 5,000 students.

During three separate public hearings held Wednesday night, some parents came dressed in school colors, while others held up signs.

All of the parents who signed up to speak at the hearings told board members that they want stability for their children.

"I do want you to know that I will do anything. If it means selling my house, I will for them to stay," said Sandy Minor, a parent from Cary.

The plan shifts more than 5,000 students to help fill three new schools and ease overcrowding next fall.

School board members will discuss the reassignment plan during a work session next week.

The board could vote on the plan next month or in early April.