Wake County school board candidate Jennifer Mansfield is urging the school board to halt work on the new choice-based student assignment plan being developed by staff.
In a press release today, Mansfield said she's issued an open letter to the school board asking them to "begin looking for an alternative assignment model that addresses the needs and desires of Wake County residents." She says it's "clear that this plan will not be ready for implementation in a few months as planned."
"After the never ending controversy and upheaval we experienced with previous assignment policy, it should be clear to you that any new assignment plan must have transparency to be successful," Mansfield says in the press release. "Under this controlled choice model, parents may not get their first, second or even third choice in this plan and they will never know why.”