Staff is recommending keeping the enrollment caps at Cedar Fork and Forest Pines elementary schools for the upcoming school year.
Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney told the school board this week that the growth in the base at both schools will be too great for the caps are lifted. Once again, this means new people who move into either school's attendance area will be sent to a more distant school that has the space.
Leaving the caps in place will have repercussions for people who opt out of year-round schools.
Dulaney is still recommending that Wake Forest Elementary serve as the overflow school for Forest Pines. He's also still recommending that Reedy Creek and Weatherstone elementary schools serve as the overflow for Cedar Fork.
But Dulaney also pointed out that all three overflow schools now serve as traditional-calendar options, both for application and non-consent families. He said the schools wouldn't have enough room to handle the Cedar Fork and Forest Pines kids if they're also serving the families who don't give consent.
Dulaney, as he repeatedly told the board this week, is expecting to send the non-consent families back to their base schools if Wake wins the year-round lawsuit.
But if the district loses or the consent forms go out before a decision is reached, Dulaney said some steps will need to be made. He said the non-consent students at those three schools, unless they applied in February and were approved, will be moved to other traditional-calendar schools.
This shows how a family's traditional-calendar option can be different depending on whether they submit an application or refuse to give consent.
The board will vote on the cap on Tuesday.
Click here for the handout from this week's meeting.