The Wake County school system dropped Tuesday a recommendation to change the start time at North Forest Pines Elementary School in Raleigh for the 2015-16 school year.
Administrators originally intended to recommend starting North Forest Pines 90 minutes later, at 9:15 a.m., for this fall so that the school could share buses with nearby Forest Pines Elementary School. But the cost-cutting measure drew parental complaints.
David Neter, Wake’s chief business officer, said further review, including additional traffic studies are needed at North Forest Pines. He said they wouldn’t consider a change at the school until the 2016-17 school year, which would give parents more advance notice.
But Neter recommended changes Tuesday at nine other schools:
▪ Baucom Elementary School in Apex would operate 10 minutes later, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
▪ Wake Forest High School would operate five minutes earlier, from 7:20 a.m. to 2:13 p.m.
▪ Wake Forest Middle School would run 10 minutes later, from 7:40 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
▪ Fuller Elementary School in Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina Elementary School would operate five minutes earlier, from 9:10 a.m to 3:40 p.m.
▪ Washington and Yates Mill elementary schools in Raleigh, Holly Springs Elementary School and Willow Springs Elementary School would run five minutes later, from 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Administrators want the changes approved at the April 21 board meeting.