Tata wants more feedback on Blue, Green plans

Blue Plan and Green Plan

June 13, 2011 8:14:14 PM PDT
Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata wants more feedback about two assignment plans before a final decision is made. Tata met with the school board Monday to update members.

Parents have been providing feedback online and in person for weeks on the Blue and Green plans.

"Well, the public comment period ended at midnight last night, and we have a work plan and we're executing our work plan and so I felt the board deserved to know what the public was saying about the two options and about the process in general," Tata said.

The Green Plan would have families assigned to specific schools based on address. The new Blue Plan would give families a list to pick the school they want their child to attend.

"Today, we're beginning a week-long process that will give parents an important chance to help shape one of the student assignment options we're considering," Tata said.

The Superintendent announced a website that would allow parents to test the Blue Plan.

Click here to test drive the Blue Plan.

He also briefed the school board on all of the feedback the school system has received thus far.

"I can tell you my phone has been ringing off the hook," Tata said.

Board members asked lots of questions.

"I think that needs to be a discussion we have," he added. "What is really crowding for us?"

The board did not make a decision Monday. Tata hopes to whittle down the assignment choice by June 21 so he can present it to the board, and members can talk some more about the potential impact on students.

"There's pros and cons with each plan and as we move out in one direction or another, we'll try to harvest the pros from each of the plans and move forward in that direction," he added.

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