Sept. 21 WCPSS Meeting Offers Update on Student Assignment Plan
Wondering what's going on with the student assignment plan for Wake County Public Schools and how it might affect your child? The Wake County Public School System's Student Assignment Task Force has been offering updates on the student assignment proposal during community meetings that start at 6:30 p.m. and run through 8 p.m. If you've missed the previous eight meetings, you're in luck. WCPSS recently scheduled a ninth meeting on Wed., Sept. 21, at Brier Creek Elementary? in the school's cafeteria. It will also run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Parents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions during these meetings as the task force is soliciting community feedback on the plan. The task force also has extended the time frame that it is accepting comments on the proposal to run at least through Sept. 21 on the WCPSS website. After the commenting period is closed, WCPSS Superintendent Tony Tata and the task force plan to review comments and feedback and modify the proposal, as appropriate.
The proposal is the culmination of several months of gathering input from the public. In February, Superintendent Tata and the task force began developing the plan, after he asked the school board for the responsibility of developing a long-range proposal that maximizes student achievement while providing families with more stability and choice. In June, the task force held similar meetings to gather feedback, and in August, Superintendent Tata and the task force presented the draft proposal to the school board. The public was then invited to an online test drive of the draft plan, and more than 21,000 people gave their opinion.
This article was updated Sept. 10, Sept. 14, Sept. 20