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Brier Creek Elementary School won’t change calendar

Parents who’ve fought efforts to convert Brier Creek Elementary School in northwest Raleigh to a traditional calendar appear to have won their battle.

School administrators are set to recommend Wednesday dropping Brier Creek from the list of schools that could be considered for calendar conversion for the 2016-17 school year. Administrators are citing factors such as their review of over-utilized and under-utilized schools, community feedback and school board discussion.

Administrators had suggested converting Brier Creek from the year-round calendar and opening the nearby E38 elementary school on the year-round calendar. Staff had cited how E38 is larger and could hold more year-round students while Brier Creek could have served as a traditional-calendar families for that region.

Brier Creek families vocally lobbied to keep the year-round calendar.

But staff will still leave Highcroft Elementary, Salem Elementary and Salem Middle on the table for potential conversion to the traditional calendar.

Other topics on Wednesday’s school board facilities committee agenda include:

▪ Discussing the renovation design needs for North Ridge Elementary in North Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina High, Wendell Elementary, West Millbrook Middle in North Raleigh and York Elementary in North Raleigh,

▪ Discussing the scope of renovations to Rolesville Elementary,

▪ Reviewing the schematic designs for the renovation of Brooks Elementary in North Raleigh and the construction of the new Bryan Road Elementary in Garner.

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