The Wake County Board of Education has adopted a budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year. The proposal includes a request for an increase of $8.3 million in local revenue. The total county appropriation request is just over $326.6 million dollars. The proposal now goes before the Wake County Board of Commissioners for consideration. Continue Reading . . .
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May 5-11 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and an opportunity to inform parents on the valuable services school psychologists provide to students at every grade level.
WCPSS employs more than 90 school psychologists who work as part of a team of student services professionals available in every school. Together with counselors, social workers and other staff, school psychologists help shape a school’s climate to help create a healthy learning environment, says Sarah Greene, lead school psychologist for WCPSS.
“Our main goal is to address students and put interventions in place so they can maximize the learning environment,” Greene says. “The services school psychologists provide all drive back to the mission and the purpose of the system, which is helping students be successful in school.” Continue Reading . . .
Four Wake County students earned first place in the state PTA Reflections art competition, winning the right to compete at the PTA Reflections national level. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Public School System has entered into a voluntary resolution with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to resolve a complaint filed against the district in regard to services for parents with limited English proficiency.
The complaint was filed on June 12, 2012. In lieu of a protracted investigation, WCPSS and the OCR have reached this voluntary resolution based on the mutual interest of both organizations to provide effective language services for parents with limited English proficiency. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Public School System has launched new and expanded services to provide broader support for international students and parents with limited English proficiency (LEP).
The initiatives will continue the district’s strategic goals to align services for all families, including those who benefit from programs such Title I, ESL, and Special Education, to ensure all students have integrated support they need to be successful.
As part of the strategy to provide enhanced services for international families with limited English proficiency, the WCPSS has created a new director to oversee services for these LEP families. The district is also launching new Web portals for speakers of international languages, as well as hosting upcoming parent-outreach sessions to supplement services for LEP students and parents.
“We are working as a district to continue expanding the ways we connect with families and students,” Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore said. “This includes creating greater opportunities for more families to connect with their schools, gain information and gain awareness of the resources and tools available to them to help create positive academic outcomes for their children.” Continue Reading . . .
Joyner Magnet Elementary will hold the school’s second annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 3. The race will begin at the school at 2 p.m. and continue on Raleigh’s Greenway by Crabtree Creek. Continue Reading . . .
El Sistema de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Wake (WCPSS, llevará a cabo una reunión abierta al público sobre la Educación Especial.
El Consejo Asesor de la Educación Especial de WCPSS presenta “¿Cuál es la gran I.D.E.A de la Educación Especial?” una reunión abierta al público a las 6:00 pm el Martes, 7 de marzo en la Escuela Secundaria Broughton, 723 St. Mary’s St. en Raleigh.
Official notices of school assignment for the 2013-14 school year will be distributed to students on Monday, January 7. Want to move to your base school for 2013-14? You must participate in the Base Declaration Period. Continue Reading . . .
The Wake County Board of Education will host an additional 2013-14 Student Assignment Plan information session.
Student Assignment Information Session
Wednesday, January 9
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bugg Elementary School, 825 Cooper Road, Raleigh