Revised Wake County reassignment plan announced

January 8, 2008 5:26:36 PM PST
Wake County School system releases revised reassignment plan, which moves more students than the original.

Officials say the plan could be the final one for awhile. The superintendent wants to come up with a two year reassignment plan.

Wake County is reassigning more than 6,800 students next school year to fill three new elementary schools and to ease overcrowding at others.

All while trying to reach their socioeconomic diversity goals of having no more than 40 percent of students at a school receiving free and reduced lunches.

The new plan created after about 1500 concerned parents commented on the original draft. Other parents sat in silence but showed solidarity by wearing their school colors. They are organizing a community rally this weekend.

The Wake County Board of Education will hold three public hearings on the Reassignment Plan for the 2008-09 school year. Speakers will be scheduled in the order they sign up. Preregistration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up here


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