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More meetings bring more changes to Wake reassignment plan

Posted January 23, 2009 5:48 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2009 11:10 p.m. EST

— In a second day of meetings, members of the Wake County Board of Education continued to modify the district's reassignment plan.

The changes put in Friday would effect only about 300 students, board members said. Despite vocal parental opposition, the board stuck by a plan to move students out for Lacy Elementary School in Raleigh.

The board has yet to approve the list of recommended changes. If it votes in favor of the changes, it will have to schedule a public hearing. The board would like to vote on the overall reassignment proposal in early February.

The changes come after a series of public input meetings, in which more than 1,000 parents showed up and more than 200 spoke on the matter. More than 1,400 people also submitted comments through the school system's Web site.