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Redesign of East Wake High School’s program to be discussed

L to R: East Wake School of Health Science pharmacy tech seniors Hhnin Rmah, (cq both first and last) Zoe Jones, Nayeli Martinez, Juanita Jimenez-Vargas and Zureliz Rivera (all cq names) look over various prescription drug containers in a hands-on prescription drug recognition, name and class identification exercise Wednesday, March 4, 2015. They are studying pharmacy tech under their Career and Technology Health Sciences teacher Sandy Tyndall in their daily class on the greater East Wake High School campus.
L to R: East Wake School of Health Science pharmacy tech seniors Hhnin Rmah, (cq both first and last) Zoe Jones, Nayeli Martinez, Juanita Jimenez-Vargas and Zureliz Rivera (all cq names) look over various prescription drug containers in a hands-on prescription drug recognition, name and class identification exercise Wednesday, March 4, 2015. They are studying pharmacy tech under their Career and Technology Health Sciences teacher Sandy Tyndall in their daily class on the greater East Wake High School campus. hlynch@newsobserver.com

A Wake County school board committee will review Monday the state of education in East Wake and efforts to provide more access to meals for low-income students.

The agenda fot the student achievement committee meeting includes a presentation of the proposed academic redesign of East Wake High School in Wendell. Elements include using a program focused on technology and early college, which would allow students to receive college credit for courses.

Other elements of the East Wake High redesign could include flexible scheduling for when students go to class, night school hours and blended learning opportunities, which would provide a mix of online and in-person courses.

East Wake High staff would also have to reapply for their jobs, which could lead to a large-scale turnover similar to what took place when Knightdale High School underwent its redesign.

Wake has been looking for a new program for East Wake High since the concept of dividing the campus into four small schools was scrapped at the end of the last school year.

The committee will also get an update on the redesign of Knightdale High and hear the recommendations of the Eastern Wake Area Education Work Group, which was formed to suggest ways to improve schools in that part of the county.

The last agenda item is a discussion of how the school system is working with the county and other groups to address the issue of food insecurity. Efforts include BackPack Buddies, expansion of Universal Breakfast programs and summer feeding programs.

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