Friday, April 27, 2007

Scare Tactic??

Some of you already know that Superintendent Del Burns recently stated that, if the 22 mandatory year-round school conversions do not take place, he would have to put elementary children on split schedules. This is an option that has just been thrown out - never before mentioned to the public in all of the months and months of discussion. Allison Backhouse addresses this issue in a letter to the editor in today's News and Observer. Take a look:

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Judge Manning's Decision on MYR to Come Later

Judge Howard Manning announced that he won't be able to come to a decision in the WakeCARES' lawsuit against the Wake School Board until the week of April 30th at the earliest. He has other pressing commitments up until then.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Court Hearing on MYR - After the Fact

I just returned home from the hearing about mandatory year-round schools. Judge Manning gave both sides (parent plaintiffs and the School Board's attorney) plenty of time to have their say. He seemed pretty fair to me - don't know when a decision will be made. It was frustrating to have to sit there and listen to some statements that were twisting and/or misrepresenting certain facts.

The N&O account can be found here:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The court hearing on the Mandatory Year Round issue (initiated by WakeCARES) is at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow morning (Wednesday) in room 10C of the Wake County Courthouse. Judge Howard Manning will hear the case. For information on how to follow the hearing remotely, click on the following N&O blog: