Patience is a virtue that newcomers to Wake County need as they register their children for school this fall.
As noted in today's article, the implementation of the new choice-based student assignment plan changed the way registration takes place in the Wake County school system. In the past, newcomers could come any time of the year to register at their child's base school.
But since June, newcomers have had to go to Central Office in Cary. Parents are told to expect to spend at least two hours as they go through the process of waiting to register their children and then making the school selection.
Nichols went to Salem on Wednesday. The school notified her today that her son would get track 2, putting him a month behind his new classmates.