The big news out of tonight's Wake County school board work session is that they're scrapping the draft 2013-14 student maps developed by staff.
Both majority and minority board members agreed it made more sense to go back to using the 2011-12 base maps and starting from there. Democratic members talked about only making a few changes for next year while taking a comprehensive look for the 2014-15 school year.
So many people complained about reassignments in the draft map that it tipped the balance with no one objecting tonight to scrapping them.
The 2011-12 maps will have to revised to reflect the attendance lines for the two new schools that opened this year and the two that will open next year. But board attorney Jonathan Blumberg said they now don't have to change the student assignment policy before the plan is adopted.