The Wake County school board has a varied agenda on Tuesday, including enrollment caps for this fall, a 95-percent graduation goal, teacher pay raises, the new school budget, the future of East Wake High School and municipal growth.
During the work session, the board will discuss staff’s proposal to place enrollment caps on 11 schools for the 2015-16 school year. The vote on approving the caps is scheduled for today’s regular session.
Also during the regular meeting, the board will vote on adoption of a new strategic plan that includes the goal of raising Wake’s high school graduation rate to 95 percent by 2020. It’s now at 82.9 percent.
In addition to the enrollment caps, other work session topics include:
• A review of the different options that exist for parents who want to change their children’s school assignment for this fall.
• A proposal to form a work group to study what new programming should be offered at East Wake High School after it’s consolidated from four small schools to a traditional school.
• Board discussion of different options for how to use $3.75 million from the county commissioners to raise teacher pay. Options include spreading it around or focusing it on veteran and special-education teachers. The vote on how to use the money will come in the regular meeting.
• Discussion of different suggestions from school board members on what they want included in the new budget being developed for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
• Discussion of a proposal from the board’s government relations committee to form a municipal growth task force to work with area municipalities to deal with the impact of growth on the school system.