Meetings to help parents with student assignment choices

October 17, 2011 9:00:00 PM PDT
Wake County Public School System updated the web site for its new student assignment plan Friday.

On Monday, the district began a series of information sessions designed to walk parents through the process.

The new plan requires families to choose, based on their address, among a list of schools they would want to attend.

Families are supposed to have a choice of at least five elementary, two middle, and two high schools based on the student assignment plan approved by the Wake County Board of Education on Oct. 18.

There are also magnet programs available to them based on their address.

Families may "grandfather" and remain at their current school, with their current level of transportation, or follow the feeder pattern aligned with their current school, regardless of the choice options presented.

The plan replaces the old system where families were automatically assigned to a specific school based on their address.

There will be 12 meetings from now until December 13 to discuss the plan.

For more information visit, Wake County School's web site.

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