Thursday, March 04, 2010

What a Week!

If you are a follower of Wake County school issues, your head will be reeling after this week! In a nutshell, the school board voted Tuesday (5-4) in favor of a new resolution which would set up “community schools”, doing away with the required system-wide bussing that former boards had instituted to ensure diversity. Rather than attempt to explain it myself, I would encourage you to read it for yourself by clicking on this link: http://www.wcpss.net/attachments/2010_march1_resolution.pdf  It is important to note that this is not a “done deal”, since such a decision requires two separate votes by the school board. I’m assuming the second vote will take place on March 16, at the next scheduled public meeting.

Also, the board voted to convert back to a traditional calendar the following schools: Leesville Road Middle School, Leesville Road Elementary School, and Mills Park Elementary School. Mills Park Middle School will now open as a traditional-calendar school.

I don’t know how long it will be available, but as of this writing, you can view videos of the various segments of Tuesday’s school board meeting here: http://www.wral.com/news/education/asset_gallery/7144844/

More to come…

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