Wake County school board approves 2018-19 assignment plan - mostly

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The school board shelved discussion of the new Buckhorn Creek Elementary.

The Wake County Public School System school board approved the 2018-19 assignment plan Tuesday night.

The board also proposed to approve the plan except for agenda items related to the new Buckhorn Creek Elementary School in Holly Springs.

Buckhorn is slated to open as a traditional calendar school and would be filled with mostly students coming from year-round schools.

Amanda Liimatainen is one of many Holly Springs parents who have been speaking out against this. She spoke up again at Tuesday night's meeting.

"My middle-schooler would remain, he would be a rising eighth- grader in a year-round calendar and if Buckhorn Creek opened on a traditional calendar, my rising fourth-grader would go to a traditional calendar for two years and then go back into a year round calendar for middle school," said Liimatainen.

The board will discuss Buckhorn Creek, which has not yet opened, as a separate matter. The board tabled that discussion to another meeting.

Earlier Tuesday, the Wake County Board of Education unanimously re-elected Monika Johnson-Hostler as board chair. Dr. Jim Martin was unanimously elected as vice-chair.

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