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2018-19 Calendar Change Discussion

2018-19 Calendar Change Discussion

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  • UPDATE: On April 18, school board members discussed a number of staff proposals related to year-round schools. Link to Board Presentation

    The board continued discussion of:

    • Staff's proposal to change the calendars of seven single-track (Track 4) schools and the modified calendar Carver Elementary in 2018-19. Learn more.
    • Staff's proposal to convert Banks Road Elementary, Salem Elementary, Salem Middle to traditional calendar in 2018-19, and Alston Ridge Elementary to traditional calendar in 2019-20. Learn more.
    • Staff's proposal to change the way parents can apply to a year-round school or request a traditional calendar school as their calendar option. Learn more.

    The board did not take a formal vote.

    You can watch the board discussion, beginning at the 49-minute mark. 

    Next Steps

    Board members are scheduled to vote on these matters again at their May 2 meeting.

     

    Why is this being discussed?


    The Wake County Public School System school board and staff are reviewing all year-round-calendar schools across the district. They want to determine if changing the calendars of some schools could lead to more efficient use of our school buildings and transportation system.

    Because we live in a large and growing school district, board members want to ensure all school buildings are being used efficiently.

    

Board members and staff are considering whether changing the calendars of some schools could lead to a more balanced use of our school facilities.


    
Why is this being discussed now?


    Decisions need to be made in the first half of this year, because any changes would affect the student enrollment plan for the 2018-19 school year.

    That plan will be discussed starting in August of this year and must be approved by early December.




    What is the timeline?


    The board began with discussion about seven single-track schools and one modified calendar school, Carver Elementary. Learn more

    Then the board discussed possible changes to a few multi-track year-round schools. Learn more

    Full timeline.

Multi-track Calendar Change FAQ

Parents, please see our answers to some frequently asked questions posed on the online forum.

Feedback about Alston Ridge, Banks Road and Salem schools

Parents of students attending or in the base of Banks Road Elementary, Salem Elementary or Salem Middle: Share your thoughts on our online forum.

Watch April 4 Board Discussion

Go to the 1 hour, 10-minute mark to see the board and staff discuss the calendar change proposals
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