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February 18, 2014

Wake County school board to decide makeup days and enrollment caps

The Wake County school board is scheduled to decide Tuesday on how to make up last week’s three snow days and whether to approve enrollment caps on 20 schools for this fall.

Makeup days and enrollment caps are likely to dominate the focus at Tuesday’s Wake County school board meeting.

During the work session, the board will give staff guidance on how to make up time from last week’s three snow days. We’ll see what combination of options such as extending the end of the school year, extending the length of the school day, cutting into spring break, converting early release days to full days and using Saturday makeup classes will be used.

Also during the work session, student assignment and facilities staff will present more information on implementation this fall of enrollment caps at 20 schools. The vote is scheduled for the regular meeting.

Look for at least some parents at Highcroft Elementary School in Cary to object to capping Alston Ridge and Mills Park elementary schools. Highcroft is designated as an overflow choice for Mills Park.

The Highcroft parents worry that the school, which is already over capacity, would bear too much of the burden for growth in west Cary. Click here to read a memo summarizing their concerns.

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