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November 4, 2013

Wake County families to get a breather from reassignment for 2014

Wake County school administrators will recommend during Tuesday’s work session that no changes be made to student assignment for the 2014-15 school year.

It looks like people who speculated that the Wake County school system would wait until after the school bond passed to do a major reassignment for 2014 are wrong.

School administrators will recommend during Tuesday’s work session that no changes be made to student assignment for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Jim Merrill said last week that staff was working on trying to move as few students as possible for next year.

“There will be no assignment changes,” concurred school board chairman Keith Sutton, who worked on the work session agenda with Merrill.

The basic reason for the lack of moves is that there are no new schools to fill for next year. The only new school coming on-line is the new CTE high school, which will only have application students.

This basically means the 2011-12 base maps are in effect, with the exception of the changes made for this school year to assign bases to the new schools: Richland Creek Elementary, Rolesville Middle and Rolesvile High. The stability is great if you like your current assignment. It isn’t if you wanted a change.

Rather than reassign nodes that would affect multiple children, Sutton said they can handle individual requests to change assignments via the transfer application process.

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