On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Wake County Board of Education began discussions about Draft 2 of the 2018-19 Student Enrollment Proposal.

 

Here are some of the main proposed changes outlined in Draft 2:

• Remove proposal to assign students from Davis Drive Middle, West Cary Middle and Dillard Drive Middle to East Cary Middle.

• Amend proposed grandfathering rules. Learn more.

• Change some proposed assignments related to the opening of Buckhorn Creek Elementary.

• Changes to the proposed Timber Drive Elementary base attendance area.

• A northeastern portion of the Willow Springs Elementary base attendance area is proposed to attend Banks Road Elementary.

• The Everwood subdivision is proposed to attend Bryan Road Elementary.

• Transfer students at Jeffreys Grove Elementary are proposed to remain at the school.

 

See if you are proposed to have a new school assignment in 2018-19.

 

Please submit feedback in the appropriate topic thread.

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Under this proposal, some students currently in the base attendance area of Green Elementary would attend Brooks Elementary starting in 2018.

See if you are proposed to be affected.

Please leave feedback about this proposal below.

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This three-story high school at 8228 Hebron Church Road is now occupied by Garner High School students while that campus is renovated. It will open for its own student population in Fall 2018.

Please leave feedback below about any proposed assignment changes related to this new school.

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This three-story middle school at 7701 Humie Olive Road is being built adjacent to Apex Friendship High School.

Please leave feedback below about any proposed assignment changes related to this new school.

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The 52-classroom school at 8317 Bryan Road, Garner, is currently occupied by Vandora Springs Elementary while that campus is being renovated. It will open for its new population in Fall 2018. 

Please leave feedback below about any proposed assignment changes related to this new school.

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The 52-classroom elementary school at 5651 Honeycutt Road, Holly Springs, will open for students in 2018.

Please submit feedback below about any proposed assignment changes related to this new school.

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Grandfathering gives certain students the option of staying at the school they currently attend even if their assignment changes. The following provisions are being proposed under Draft 2 of the Student Enrollment Proposal: 

Elementary School and Middle School Students

Students rising to grades 5 and 8 who are affected by this proposal are eligible to grandfather at their current school. 

Their siblings will be eligible to grandfather for one year. After one year, siblings will be assigned back to their new base school.

Grandfather requests can be made through the Request for Transfer application period, Feb. 20-March 6. Grandfathered students are considered “transfer students” and, as such, do not receive district transportation. The changes are being proposed because to prevent school crowding and to meet state-mandated class-size reduction for grades K-3. 

High School Students (existing school to an existing school)

Students whose assignments are proposed to change from an existing school to an existing school are eligible to grandfather at their current assignment. 

Their siblings rising to grade 9 are also eligible to grandfather for as long as the older sibling attends the high school. 

Grandfather requests can be made through the Request for Transfer application period, Feb. 20-March 6. Grandfathered students are considered “transfer students” and as such, do not receive district transportation. 

High School Students (assigned to South Garner High School)

Students rising to grades 11 and 12 living in the base attendance area of South Garner High cannot attend South Garner High, because it is opening for grades 9 and 10 only. They will remain at their current high school and continue to receive their current level of transportation.

Their siblings rising to grades 9 and 10 are eligible to grandfather to their sibling’s current high school. They will receive transportation for as long as their older sibling attends that school.

Please submit feedback about these proposed rules below.

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A northeastern portion of the Willow Springs Elementary base attendance area is proposed to attend Banks Road Elementary in 2018-19.

This is being proposed to reduce overcrowding at Willow Springs Elementary. This is especially important due to the state mandate to reduce class sizes in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Under this state law, starting in the 2018-19 school year, class size averages will be required to be no higher than 18 for Kindergarten, 16 for 1st grade and 17 for 2nd and 3rd grade.

Our elementary school principals met four times over the summer to discuss ways to meet this requirement. The school board recently enacted an enrollment cap on Willow Springs, which will prevent new arrivals to the base attendance area from attending the school but would not reduce current overcrowding.

Banks Road Elementary is being proposed as the new school for some students because it is a proximate school with many available seats.

Please submit feedback about this proposal below.

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A northern satellite portion of the Timber Drive Elementary base attendance area is proposed to attend Rand Road Elementary.

A small section adjacent to the school, parts of which are currently assigned to Vandora Springs and Aversboro elementary schools, is also proposed to attend Timber Drive.

Please submit feedback about this proposal below.

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There are proposed changes to designated calendar application schools. 

Learn more.

Please share your feedback below.

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