Wednesday, August 27, 2008



Today, the state Supreme Court decided to hear a case that will determine whether or not the Wake County Public School System will be required to obtain parental permission before assigning  students to a year-round school.

The court granted the request from the parent group, WakeCARES, which appealed in opposition to Wake County's claim that they do not have to seek parental consent. A previous ruling by the same court was left in place. That order blocked enforcement of an NC Court of Appeals decision that also claimed consent was not needed.

With the WCPSS being heavily criticized for under-enrolled MYR schools, the cancellation of numerous track offerings, off-the-mark enrollment projections, increased transportation and utility costs, etc., this decision will play a huge roll in what the future holds for our school system.

Here's a link to the News and Observer article: