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Parents to Learn More About New Wake Reassignment Plan

Posted January 29, 2007 6:16 a.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2007 6:44 a.m. EST

— Wake County parents will soon learn more about the school system's revised reassignment proposal. School officials are sending out letters to families starting Monday, detailing the changes.

Officials estimate 8,000 new students will flood Wake County classrooms and hallways every year for the next several years. To handle the massive growth, administrators are proposing to shift more than 11,000 students to other schools, including recent changes that will affect 1,500 students.

Some changes will add students to the reassignment plan, some will drop students while others reassign students to a different school.

"It makes me sad. I hate to see it happen," said parent Kathleen Brennan.

Board members said, like the plan itself, the changes are not easy.

"It doesn't always work out in everybody's favor, but we do hear everyone and do our best to make the best plan we can," school board member Lori Millberg.

The final vote on the changes and the entire reassignment plan will be Feb. 6.