Wake County to resume student assignment discussion

Posted by T. Keung Hui on June 3, 2014 

Student assignment, school security upgrades, teacher working conditions, school policing and the sale of the former Forest Ridge High School site are among the items the Wake County school board will deal with today.

During the work session, the board will resume discussion of what direction to give staff in developing the 2015-16 student assignment plan. The board still hasn‘t reviewed the achievement pillar and told staff where it ranks it compared to the other pillars of stability, proximity and operational efficiency.

Also during the work session, the board will review Wake’s results on the new Teaching Working Conditions survey and the status of installing the school security upgrades that were linked to last fall’s school construction bond issue.

During the regular meeting, staff will present a new memorandum of understanding governing how school resource officers would operate in schools. The final vote is scheduled for June 17.

Also during the regular meeting, the board will vote on whether to accept a $4 million offer for the site of what would have been Forest Ridge High School in northeast Raleigh. The board had accepted last June an offer of $3.8 million before an upset offer of $4.2 million came in. But that deal fell through.

The school board had paid $4.7 million in 2008 for the land at a time when it was assessed at $5.5 million. But land prices fell after the former school board majority voted to abandon the site and declare the land as surplus so it could instead build Rolesville High School.

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