The Wake County school system plans to launch a comprehensive study of its year-round school program, both in terms of facilities usage and programming.
School administrators say the study is needed to figure out what role year-round schools should have in future student assignment plans. It's tied in with issues about how a number of year-rounds schools are underenrolled and face issues providing program equity across tracks.
Talk of the study emerged during Tuesday's discussion and removal of Highcroft Drive Elementary School as one of the overflow options for 2013-14 for the capped Mills Park Elementary School. Some board members attributed the vote to growth while others blamed it on the board's decision to return to the 2011-12 base maps.