The new Wake County student assignment plan will lead to changes in how new schools are built and filled.
As shown in this handout from Tuesday's school board meeting, the plan would have elementary schools open K-3 instead of the current system of opening K-5. Middle schools would only open with sixth-grade instead of the current practice of also having seventh-grade. New high schools would still open with only ninth- and 10th-grades.
The schools would pick up their additional grades as the kids age up.