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Thousands Of Wake Students Could Face Reassignment

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Parents and students in Wake County are bracing for a report that is due from the school system next week about reassignment.

The new plan will be released on Monday and will affect thousands of students in every high school in the county. Some middle school and elementary school students will also be affected.

The details will be released at 5 a.m. on the

school system Web site


Paying special attention to the report will be parents of rising high school sophomores and parents who have at least two children.

There were 6,400 new students in the system this year -- with 7,000 new students expected next year.

To make room, there will be five new elementary schools and two new high schools.

"I think with the growth that is occurring and the number of schools we are opening, it certainly will be a large plan -- certainly the largest I have done since 1997," said Dr. Ramey Beavers, growth manager for the school system.

Up to 900 students will move to each high school and more will move to replace those students -- creating a domino effect.

Some families with two high school students could have children at two different high schools.

"It just makes me nervous because she has settled into high school really well," said Maureen McClure, a parent.

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