Wake Ed

Wake County school board postpones vote on enrollment caps

Parental lobbying has helped postpone tonight’s scheduled vote on adopting enrollment caps for 20 Wake County schools for the 2014-15 school year.

Wake County school board members specifically cited the concerns raised by families at Highcroft Elementary School in Cary for their decision to remove the cap vote from the meeting agenda. The vote could now come March 4.

Board members said they wanted to consider the concerns raised by the Highcroft families that the current plan results in the school bearing too much of the burden for dealing with growth in western Cary.

Highcroft isn’t one of the schools proposed for a cap. But families say the current plan, which caps nearby schools and makes Highcrfot an overflow option, will exacerbate crowding at the school.