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Wake School Board Votes Against Year-Round Conversion For Two Schools

Posted August 27, 2001 6:23 a.m. EDT

— More than six months of waiting came to an end Monday when the

Wake County School Board

voted against converting Stough Elementary and Carroll Middle Schools to a

year-round calendar

.

Parents of both sides of the issue argued before the board Monday afternoon. Year-round supporters said it is neccesary to address overcrowding.

Opponents said the change would ruin the two successful schools. The board agreed with them in a 5-3 vote, saying coversion would be too disruptive.

However, year-round parents were surprised when the board also decided to revisit the issue of year-round expansion. The school system was directed to provide a district-wide study of the need to expand or continue the program.

School board members also voted to immediately address overcrowding at Durant Middle School.