BiggerPicture4Wake is now officially online.
The group reopened its Web site so a password is no longer needed. The group also issued a press release today.
BiggerPicture4Wake forms, supports year-round conversion of Leesville Middle School
RALEIGH, N.C. – Nov. 17, 2008 – A group of parents from northwest Wake County have launched a grassroots effort to raise awareness about the benefits of year-round education and support a proposed plan from the Wake County Board of Education to convert Leesville Road Middle School to the year-round calendar, effective next year.
“BiggerPicture4Wake is committed to finding the best solutions for all Wake county students and their families,” said Marguerite LeBlanc, spokesperson. “Based on our research we’ve determined that converting Leesville Road Middle School to a year-round calendar is the best option to maximize school capacity, provide a consistent schedule and peer continuity for rising sixth graders, and minimize costs to the taxpayers during this challenging economy.”
The group’s website, www.biggerpicture4wake.com, went live today and offers information about year-round schools, including feedback from the Wake County Public School System’s 2008 Teacher Working Conditions Survey, and results from surveys conducted at Leesville Road Elementary School and the News and Observer.
“This is all about the children,” said Maria Mauriello, spokesperson. “We encourage parents and administrators to visit our site and get the facts about this issue, so that the best possible decision can be made going forward.”