Most Wake County magnet schools where more than half the students receive federally subsidized lunches are getting fewer applicants than more affluent schools. Wake is starting a new review of the magnet program that could result in some schools having their themes overhauled in hopes of boosting parents’ interest.
Each year, thousands of Johnston County parents ask to transfer their student to another school. And for the most part, the district says, “Yes.” For the past three years, Johnston County schools has OK’d 91 percent of the more than 8,200 total transfer requests, according to reassignment data.
The town council unanimously voted at Tuesday night’s council meeting to authorize a market pay study of the Garner Fire Department that would examine the staff’s pay ranges and recommend any increase in their pay plans if behind.