The Broughton High School community is sweating out the possibility that the school will lose its magnet program.
As noted in today's Midtown Raleigh News article, fears have been heightened since the school board voted last week to demagnetize Daniels Middle School. Parents have been lobbying school board members to not target Broughton as well next week.
“It worries me that will trickle over to Broughton,” said Caryll Poole, who has children at Broughton and Daniels, in the article. “That’s the next short step.”
If Daniels' demographics were considered strong enough that no magnet was needed, parents wonder how nearby Broughton will fare in the school board's review.
Like Daniels, one of the questions facing the school board is whether to reassign large numbers of base students out to free up more magnet seats.
If the school board is willing to accept having a relatively small percentage of magnet students at Broughton, administrators say they can revise the draw areas to try to steer more students to Garner High School.