Wake school board approves bell changes for 6 schools

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Bell times are changing for 6 schools.

The morning routine for some Wake County parents is about to change in the upcoming school year. The Wake County School Board just approved bell changes for six schools at Tuesday's night meeting.

The bell changes, which range from 5 to 45 minutes, were OK'd for the following schools:

  • Enloe High

  • Knightdale High

  • Fuquay-Varina Elementary

  • Green Elementary

  • Wendell Middle

  • Lufkin Road Middle

  • Some parents said the changes will create tremendous obstacles and financial hardships.

    One working mother wrote on the public comment forum:

    "There is no way for me to get the kids to and from school without costing me a fortune."

    Another said the move is "not fair for parents who applied to Green because it is an early school."

    David Neter, WCPSS chief operating officer said he understands the moves may have an impact on parents.

    The district took the public comments into consideration, but it said improving efficiency at the schools was the driving force behind the changes.

    "It puts them in line with all the other high schools as well as allows other students to be able to participate in after-school activities," Neter said.

    The changes will begin in the fall, giving parents some time to sync their schedules for the upcoming new school year.

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