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Board approves budget

The Wake County Board of Education approved its 2014-15 budget request to the county Tuesday, calling for increased salaries and stronger classroom programs. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 22, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 22, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board of Education appoints new staff members

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its April 22 meeting:

  • Adam Barabasz has been appointed Assistant Principal at Lufkin Road Middle School.
  • Daniel Burch has been appointed Assistant Principal at Fuquay-Varina High School.
  • Melanie Rhoads has been appointed Senior Director for State and Federal Programs.
  • James Weaver has been appointed Assistant Principal at the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy.

Please note – This list includes new appointments. The board may also have approved contract extensions or modifications for employees to continue serving in their current roles.

Board considers bell schedule changes for 5 schools in 2014-15

Five schools could have new start times next school year to improve transportation times and efficiency. The Board of Education is scheduled to make a final decision on any bell schedule changes for 2014-15 at its May 6 meeting.

Under a staff proposal, schedules for Durant Road elementary and middle schools, Kingswood, and West Lake elementary schools each would be changed by less than 15 minutes. Continue Reading . . .

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 8, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – April 8, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board of Education meeting outcomes – March 18, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – March 18, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board of Education appoints new assistant superintendent at March 18 meeting

The Board of Education approved the following staff appointments at its March 18 meeting:

  • Bradley McMillen has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for Data and Accountability.
  • L. Roy Teel has been appointed Interim Principal at Knightdale Elementary School.
  • Martha McCaskill has been appointed Interim Assistant Principal at Wendell Middle School.

Please note – This list includes new appointments. The board may also have approved contract extensions or modifications for employees to continue serving in their current roles.

Superintendent outlines investments in literacy, graduation, and employee salaries in proposed 2014-15 budget

Superintendent Jim Merrill gave the Board of Education an overview of his proposed $1.37 billion budget for next year at the board’s March 18 meeting.

Among the highlights, Merrill advocates for the return of additional intervention staff to help students at high schools with graduation rates below 80 percent, the investment of $930,000 in K-12 literacy initiatives, new Spanish and Chinese immersion programs, and a 3.5-percent salary increase for all WCPSS employees.

“While we are encouraged by recent comments by the Governor concerning state salary increases for early career teachers, we need to send a strong local message to our employees of their worth and importance,” Merrill said in his budget message.

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Board of Education meeting outcomes – March 4, 2014

Board of Education meeting outcomes – March 4, 2014. (Download PDF)

Board of Education requests repeal of new teacher contract legislation

The Wake County Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution on March 4 formally asking the N.C. General Assembly to repeal a new law governing teacher contracts.

The law, part of the Appropriations Act of 2013, requires school districts to select 25 percent of their teachers to receive offers for new four-year contracts. The contracts would include $500 raises annually for four years, but would also require teachers to relinquish career status rights they have earned under North Carolina law for consistent strong performance. Continue Reading . . .