Pencil in Oct. 18 as the scheduled date for the Wake County school board vote on the new student assignment plan.
In addition to telling them the date of the scheduled vote, Superintendent Tony Tata also told board members today that a public hearing on the plan has been scheduled for Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at Broughton High School. If the board adopts Oct. 18 then it's set for implementation next school year.
Once the plan is approved, staff would need to market the plan to the community so that people would know to participate in the lottery if they want to change schools or if they are new to the district. The magnet selection lottery could be held as early as December followed by the application process for other schools..
In the meantime, staff will still present the final plan to the board on Tuesday. But school officials say that there won't be a vote that day.
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If you want to speak Oct. 13, online registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8 at www.wcpss.net. You can also register at the door at the day of the hearing from 4 to 4:50 p.m. You'll have two minutes.