Wake Ed

Community meeting scheduled on Brier Creek Elementary School proposal

Families and staff at Raleigh’s Brier Creek Elementary School will have a chance at a Jan. 28 community input session to learn more about the proposed calendar change for the 2016-17 school year.

As reported earlier this week, Wake County school administrators unveiled a proposal to relocate the current Brier Creek students and staff in 2016 to a new year-round calendar elementary school scheduled to open 2.7 miles away on the Durham County line. As part of the shuffle, Brier Creek would get a new population and convert from a year-round school to a traditional-calendar school in 2016.

When briefed on the proposal Wednesday, school board members stressed the need to get community input before a final decision is made.

“How will we engage the community in this discussion?” school board member Bill Fletcher asked staff.

Joe Desormeaux, Wake’s assistant superintendent for facilities, responded they were working on that issue.

The result is the Jan. 28 input session at 6:30 p.m. in Brier Creek’s cafeteria.