Wake Schools to return to 2011-12 assignment maps

October 4, 2012 8:14:30 PM PDT
The Wake County Board of Education asked its student assignment staff Thursday to use 2011-12 base assignment maps to draft a new student assignment proposal for the 2013-14 school year.

Board members said building from the former 2011-12 address-based plan, with minor adjustments, will provide stability while staff and the board continue to review the impact of the student current assignment plan, and additional factors in drafting a future assignment plan.

The board requested that students will still be grandfathered in their current schools, or choose to return to their base schools as under the revised plan.

Staff will make recommendations on how to best address capacity issues and the opening of new schools, including how to establish a base for those schools.

"There was a lot of concern about the direction the board was getting ready to go in," said school board chairman Kevin Hill. "We had consensus of all the board members here tonight. So make a note of that. Let's slow this thing down a little bit and let's take a good look at it."

Student assignment staff will present a revised timeline to the Board of Education on Oct. 16 for discussion. The board will then schedule new public hearings on the proposal.

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