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UPDATE 12/04: The address look-up tool has been updated to reflect all assignment changes.

UPDATE 12/03: The board approved assignment changes for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. The only change made today from Draft 2 is that students reassigned from Highcroft Drive Elementary to Turner Creek Elementary will have Baucom Elementary as their traditional calendar application school instead of Green Hope Elementary, as originally opposed. The address look-up tool will be updated to reflect this change tomorrow and then shared with all families in the district.

On Nov. 5, staff presented the Board of Education with Draft 2 of the student enrollment proposal.

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 made 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.

-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.

-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.

What’s next?

-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.

-Find the thread related to your proposed assignment below. There you can ask questions and provide feedback.


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Draft 2 continues to recommend changing the calendar application schools - or "calendar option" schools - for a small number of families. Those families have been contacted directly. These changes are not related to any of proposed reassignments above. 

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Caryn Johnson 5 months ago

Out of nowhere, it was not mentioned anywhere, it is not on any map, now our traditional option Elementary is being changed from FVES and LHES to CANNOT just slide changes like this in. And we have not been contacted directly. Our kids go to Lincoln Heights elementary as our calendar option. Why would they be switched out of an underenrolled magnet school in the town we live in to another one in RALEIGH! STOP acting like the kids off of Airpark Road in FV are game pieces. You are now proposing that we have a rising 8th grader at FVMS (because it has always been our base), switch a rising 6th grader to YR in Apex or to a different traditional in Holly Springs or send her for one year in Fuquay then have to move her, and now add in that for absolutely no reason you are switching our rising third grader from Lincoln Heights to Smith. No one has responded to a single comment on here. Rev 2 did not address that both the assignment office rep and our school board member agreed that the rising 6th grade sibling should be able to grandfather all three years. No one has provided any maps or statistics on how many seats you will actually open by kicking rising 6th grade siblings out in 7th. Who can we meet with about this because obviously posting on the forum and attending the sessions is doing nothing? The traditional families in our little area (Airpark Road, there are not that many of us) are being completely shuffled around and ignored.

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