It should be loud around Mills Park Elementary School and Mills Park Middle School on Thursday morning.
Parents and students will walk to both Cary schools to show their support for keeping them on the traditional calendar. The rallies come as the Wake County school board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to convert both schools to the multitrack year-round calendar or to spend at least $2 million to install 20 extra mobile classrooms to reduce overcrowding.
“We are devastated about the possibility of turning our schools, the only traditional calendar schools in this region, to year round,” according to a blurb posted on the Mills Park Elementary PTA website. “We have expressed our voice through community meetings, Wake County Mind Mixer message board and via the media. Our concerns continue to be ignored and changing the calendar option remains a choice of the Board as a way to fix the rise in population in this area.
The school board converted our calendar several years ago and is threatening to disrupt our lives once again. We are large schools, but happy schools. Please come join our campaign and help us get the message out that we are going to stand united as a community and support one another in our plea to KEEP OUR CALENDAR!”