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UPDATE 10/16: All public information sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are Open House style, so you may arrive when you like and stay as long as you like. See below for dates and locations. Please plan to attend the session closest to you.
UPDATE 10/03: We have set the dates and locations for information sessions regarding Draft 1. These Open House-style sessions will focus on providing information about the changes in their respective geographic areas. Please plan on attending the session nearest to you. All events will take place in the evening. We will announce specific times soon, but we are sharing the dates now for your planning convenience.
- 10/24: Salem Elementary School, 6116 Old Jenks Road, Apex
- 10/29: Fuquay-Varina High School (future home of Willow Spring High School), 1704 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina
- 10/30: Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh
On Oct. 1, staff members presented Draft 1 of a new Student Enrollment Proposal to the Board of Education.
The proposal includes proposed school assignment changes for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
This is the beginning of a community conversation that is scheduled to conclude with the school board adopting a final plan on Dec. 3.
You are encouraged to visit www.wcpss.net/2020enrollmentproposal for more information about the proposal and to check for updates as the process moves forward.
Why is this being proposed?
To keep up with population 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 these two new schools in Fuquay-Varina.
Other components of the proposal are aimed at relieving overcrowded schools, better utilizing under-enrolled schools, and improving transportation efficiency.
How can I ask questions and provide feedback?
The best way to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposal is to visit our online forum. This will 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.
What is the process for arriving at a final plan?
We will respond to questions and review feedback online for the next several weeks. We also will host three Open House public information sessions where you can learn more about the proposal and ask questions of staff members. We will announce dates and locations soon.
Staff members will present Draft 2 to the school board for discussion on Nov. 5. A public hearing will be held on Nov. 19, providing the opportunity to speak before the full board. A final vote is expected on Dec. 3.