2020-21 Enrollment Proposal
UPDATE 11/06: The address look-up tool has been updated to reflect proposed Draft 2 assignments. Check your proposed assignments.
The Draft 2 proposal was developed after staff and board members considered feedback and questions from parents gathered over several weeks, both online and at three Open House information sessions.
Here are the changes proposed from Draft 1 to Draft 2:
Draft 2 Change: Students who were proposed to be reassigned from Highcroft Drive Elementary to Salem Elementary in Draft 1 are now proposed to attend Turner Creek Elementary.
Purpose: Provides these families with a more proximate school assignment and helps ensure Salem Elementary doesn’t get too crowded while still relieving crowding at Highcroft Drive.
Draft 2 Change: Students who were proposed to be reassigned from Brassfield Elementary to Wakefield Elementary are now proposed to remain at Brassfield. Staff plans to make a revised recommendation next year.
Purpose: Draft 1 split the River Run neighborhood.
Draft 2 Change: Students who were proposed to be reassigned from Fuquay-Varina Middle to North Garner Middle in Draft 1 are now proposed to attend West Lake Middle.
Purpose: Provides these families with a more proximate school assignment while still relieving crowding at Fuquay-Varina Middle.
Draft 2 Change: A northern portion of the Highcroft Drive Elementary base that currently is undeveloped is proposed to be reassigned to Carpenter Elementary and Alston Ridge Middle.
Purpose: Will help prevent future overcrowding at Highcroft Drive Elementary.
Draft 2 Change: Adding currently undeveloped land to the Fuquay-Varina High base.
Purpose: Will help ensure a healthy school population at Fuquay-Varina High. Draft 1 proposal would have reduced Fuquay-Varina High School to 69% capacity in 2023-24.
Draft 2 marks the final recommendation from staff. Any changes to the proposal going forward would come from the direction of the school board.
Parents can continue to use our online forum to share feedback and ask questions. Board members and staff will continue to monitor the forum as they work toward a final plan.
Community members will be able to address the board directly during a public hearing on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
If necessary, the board will discuss any additional changes at a work session on the afternoon of Dec. 3. A final vote is expected at the regular board meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. Full timeline.
Why is this plan necessary?
As you are aware, many towns and cities in our community have been experiencing rapid population growth.
To keep up with that growth and prevent the overcrowding of schools, we’re building two new schools:
- South Lakes Elementary, 1433 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, opening in August 2020
- Willow Spring High School, 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, opening in August 2021
The majority of proposed school assignment changes will be related to the opening of the two new schools in Fuquay-Varina, one in 2020 and one in 2021.
Other components of the proposal are aimedsfd at relieving some overcrowded schools, better utilizing under-enrolled schools, and improving transportation efficiency.
How do I know if I am proposed to have a new school assignment?Type in your address in our address look-up tool. It will show your proposed base schools, as well as your proposed designated application schools.Under this proposal, some students who are proposed to have a new assignment would be eligible to grandfather and stay at their current school. These students would not be eligible for district transportation.
How can I provide feedback and ask questions?Please visit our online forum to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposal. This is the best way to ensure staff members, school board members and your fellow parents see your questions and feedback. Staff members will respond to questions in a timely fashion. Staff members and board members will also review and consider all feedback as they work toward a second draft of the proposal and, ultimately, the final approved plan.