Magnet schools, conditions in Eastern Wake schools, problems with the state’s new computer information system and the role of police at schools will be among the items that the Wake County school board will deal with today.
The school board is scheduled to vote on making Kingswood Elementary School in Cary a magnet school using the Montessori theme. As noted in this this Sunday Cary News article by Paul A. Specht, Kingswood Principal Sherry Schliesser said she’s not expecting the parental complaints that derailed a similar proposal for Lynn Road Elementary.
During the work session, the board will get briefed on the creation of a District 1 Working Group formed as a result of the issues found at four Eastern Wake schools as part of an outside audit. The problems found in the audits have become issues in the District 1 school board race and the school bond campaign.
The Wake County school board voted to make Kingswood Elementary School a magnet school with the Montessori theme.
In a thumbs-up work session vote, the board agreed to proceed with the new policy that sets how schools would deal with requests by police officers to interview, search and arrest students..