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2014-15 Budget update and salary implications

On Tuesday’s Board of Education work session, staff presented an update on the 2014-15 operating budget that included changes for staff salaries and implications on funding needs.

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As the Wake County Public School System continues to work on a new strategic plan for the district, we are asking the community to provide input throughout the process. In May, focus groups with numerous community stakeholder groups were held to gather information about the priorities for the district and our students. Continue Reading . . .

2014 Graduation Schedule and more

** See below for an important note about graduations taking place Friday, June 6, to Sunday, June 8.** 

Families, we welcome you to our graduation ceremonies. You can view the 2014 graduation schedule here. The follow guidelines apply to all ceremonies:

  • Graduates must be at the graduation services at least one hour before graduation.
  • No one without an admission ticket will be admitted to a graduation ceremony.
  • Doors open to parents and guests 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.
  • Do not bring any balloons, glass containers, wrapped packages or noisemakers of any kind.
  • Please be considerate of all graduates and hold applause as required by the schools.

For graduations taking place in downtown Raleigh, ceremonies will impact traffic and parking. Please allow plenty of time to park and arrive at the ceremony.

The parking spaces located along McDowell Street adjacent to the Convention Center under the ‘Shimmer Wall’ will be reserved for passenger drop-off for the duration of the graduation schedule. Golf carts will be available at the drop-off area and nearby parking garages to transport those people having difficulty walking long distances to the doors of the Convention Center and/or Duke Energy Center.

NOTE: Graduations taking place Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8 in downtown Raleigh:

Students from 12 high schools will attend graduation ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center during this weekend. But participants should be aware that several other downtown events will contribute to heavy traffic and limited parking from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. Continue Reading . . .

ALERT: Martin parents should expect delays at dismissals.

Martin Middle School families:

Parents should be aware that they may experience traffic delays around the school this afternoon, as well as delays for students arriving home by bus. Continue Reading . . .

ALERT: Broughton High School to close early; students relocated to Martin MS

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Students and staff can return to campus to pick up cars. No students will be allowed in building. Continue Reading . . .

Board discusses the expansion of the Juvenile Justice Project

During the May 19 board work session, the Wake County Board of Education discussed expanding the Juvenile Justice Project, a program that provides teachers and administrators with an alternative response to student misbehavior in school.

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And the winner is….Allison Reid of Heritage High

Superintendent James Merrill names the 2014 Wake County Teacher of the Year in ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center on May 8.

Proctors needed for Testing Season

Proctor training for Central Services Administrators is underway and organizers are issuing the call for assistance.  Proctors serve an important role as an additional monitor who helps the test administrator to ensure testing occurs fairly and uniformly. Proctors are assigned by school Test Coordinators to assist during the administration of testing to all students in grades third through eighth and in high school courses for which an End of Course or NC Final Exam is administered. proctor 2

proctor 2Proctors are desperately needed during the last two weeks of school, as all testing must be given during the last 5 to 10 days before the last day of school for each calendar type, such as all year round tracks and modified calendar schools.

All proctors must attend a test administration training session and agree to fulfill the duties described.  Community members are also encouraged to sign up to proctor and are welcome to contact the schools of their choice to offer their time. Volunteers will be trained to serve as a proctor by the school test coordinator.   If an individual has not signed up to volunteer in our schools previously, WCPSS provides a volunteer sign-up process that is open on Mondays between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  The sign up process for volunteers will end on May 19. If you wish to participate, please sign up by May 19th at:

WCPSS  staff who want to volunteer assisting schools auntitleds they scramble to prepare for end of year testing can receive proctor training provided by the Testing Office.  All WCPSS Central Services Administrators interested in supporting the schools and serving as a proctor can sign up for a training session in eSchools . If you are trained by the Testing Office, you will not need to be trained at the school and vice versa. Testing Administrators say it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to support our schools and our students!


The next scheduled training session is:

Where: Testing Office -Rock Quarry Road, Bldg. F
When: Tuesday, May 13, at 1:00 PM

WCPSS staff who are not available for the above scheduled training are encouraged to contact the testing office to schedule a training session email:





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Changes to grading policy approved

The Wake County Board of Education voted at its May 6 meeting to update the district’s grading policy. Continue Reading . . .

May 3 Fundraiser | Concert with Daryl Hall and John Oates Concert


Band Together, a fundraiser for Communities In Schools of Durham and Wake County, presents Daryl Hall & John Oates – the #1 selling duo in music history – as the headlining act for their 2014 Main Event, along with special guests Robert Randolph & The Family Band.

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