Wake schools’ focus on transporting students from home to school as efficiently as possible could limit the options for students who ride the school system’s buses to after-school care, especially the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County.
The Wake County school system has been steadily reducing the number of multi-track year-round schools. Some say the reduction has endangered the multi-track program while others say there still not enough traditional-calendar seats.
Ashley Christensen has spent the past 18 months or so preparing to open her latest eating establishments – Death & Taxes, event space Bridge Club and commissary kitchen Aux – in downtown Raleigh. Now she’s already thinking ahead to her next venture: a Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza joint she plans to call PooleSide Pie.
The Wake County school system plans to add more than 40 additional schools during the coming school year to a program allowing students to bring their laptop computers, tablets and smartphones for use in class.
Under a new system going into effect for the 2015-16 school year, Wake County students will be taught to wait until the crossing arms on school buses extend fully before leaving the bus stop to board. Currently, students are cued to leave the bus stop when the red flashing lights and stop arm are activated.
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