Wake County school board to vote down school calendar changes

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Concerned parents came out Tuesday night to voice opposition to school calendar changes.

Wake County Public School System board members said Tuesday evening that they would vote down calendar changes for next school year, to the delight of parents in attendance.

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School enrollment capping and calendar changes are among the items on Tuesday evening's Wake County Public School System board meeting in Cary.

Some parents told ABC11 they opposed the proposed changes and planned to attend to voice their opinions.

The district is proposing capping enrollment at some schools, in part, to meet the requirements of a new state law.

The new legislation for 2018-2019 requires class sizes be lowered in kindergarten through third grades. It could mean some students might have to change schools, if enrollment is capped at their current school.

More about the plan

Under the proposed calendar changes, meant to balance out the student population at different schools, some schools would switch from year round to traditional calendars. That's just one example.

The meeting started at 5:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda
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