La Junta Escolar del Condado Wake aprobó, en primera lectura, una nueva política de asignación estudiantil (Política de la Junta 6200) en su reunión del 7 de mayo. Continue Reading . . .
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The Wake County Board of Education is closer to naming a new superintendent for the school system. At a closed session on May 8, the board met with superintendent search firm McPherson and Jacobson to review a “short list” of seven top candidates selected by the firm from the 23 applicants for the position. The school board narrowed the list to four semi-finalists. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Board of Education approved, on first reading, a new student assignment policy (Board Policy 6200) at its May 7 meeting. The policy must be approved on second reading, scheduled for May 21, before it goes into effect.
The new policy directs the school boards staff to balance four goals and factors to the extent reasonable. The factors are as follows:
- Student Achievement, aimed at providing an optimal opportunity for academic success for all students
- Stability, meaning that students will have the opportunity to stay at the same school with their siblings through the exit grades without experiencing involuntary changes in school assignment (This may not be guaranteed if the reassignment is necessary due to opening a new school.)
- Proximity, meaning that base assignments will be a reasonable distance of the student’s home
- Operational Efficiency, meaning that assignments will optimize the use of school facilities and transportation resources
• Tina Anderson has been appointed as assistant principal at Harris Creek Elementary School.
• Robert Epler has been appointed as assistant principal at Brentwood Elementary School.
• Timothy Kennedy has been appointed as the Senior Director of Internal Audit.
• Susan Lavallee has been appointed as assistant principal at Rolesville Middle School.
• Anne Pauls has been appointed as assistant principal at Smith Elementary School.
• Tierre Ramsey has been appointed as assistant principal at Daniels Middle School.
• Deanna Wilson has been appointed as assistant principal at Walnut Creek Elementary School.
• Monica Yilanes has been appointed as assistant principal at Sanderson High School.
The Wake County Board of Education is one step closer to finalizing a proposed building program, which would be largely funded through a bond referendum expected to go before voters in early October 2013. Other revenue would come from a Wake County bond sale this spring along with other available county revenues. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Board of Education recognized 23 Wake County students as their school’s recipient of the Spotlight on Students award at the board meeting on Tuesday, April 23. The Spotlight on Students program has been a project of the Wake County Public School System since 1982. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Board of Education has reaffirmed its support for the current election process for school board members. At its April 23 meeting, the board adopted a resolution detailing the specific reasons why the current district map and process should be kept in place.
According to NCGS 115C-37(i), the Board of Education is required to revise its district boundaries in response to the federal census. In following the statutory mandate, the school board hired a redistricting consulting firm after the 2010 census to redraw the district lines.
Presented on April 26, 2011, the plan balanced all nine districts with no deviation of more than 1 percent above or below the ideal size, in full compliance with the statutory requirements and constitutional intent. The school board held a public hearing on May 10, 2011. The board subsequently adopted and implemented the maps. The current plan keeps precincts whole, respects political subdivisions, and aligns communities of common interest to the extent possible.
The plan was in effect in 2011 when five board seats were up for election. None of the elections was contested or protested.
The resolution declares that the 2011 redistricting plan should remain in effect until redistricting is completed by the Wake County Board of Education following the 2020 census.
The Wake County Board of Education has approved a new capping plan for the upcoming school year. Capping is a means of managing overcrowding at high-growth schools. During its regular meeting on April 9, the school board gave the nod to a plan that will “uncap” six schools; maintain capping status at seven elementary schools; and, cap six additional elementary schools and four high schools. Continue Reading . . .
The Board of Education recognized 25 Wake County Public School System magnet schools honored by the Magnet Schools of America for 2012-13. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Board of Education has held its first work session on the proposed 2013-2014 Budget just before its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19. Continue Reading . . .