The Coalition of Concerned Concerned Citizens for African American Children is backing creation of a new career and technical education high school for Wake County, but is also saying they "are concerned about how this program is being designed and implemented."
In this press release sent late Monday, the CCCAAC questions whether the former Coca-Coca Bottling factory on Wilmington Street is the right location. The group asks "would the Gov. Morehead site be better, or perhaps a site closer to eastern Wake?"
Using the Gov. Morehead School could prevent it from also housing students from the single-sex leadership academies, a program that CCCAAC has opposed.
The CCCAAC says that the CTE high school should have "a diverse community of students with talent and interest in vocational and technical education." The group says this means it should draw from different areas of the county, shouldn't be part of any feeder pattern and should only be open to juniors and seniors.
The CCCAAC says the school should only accept students who passed all core classes as freshmen and sophomores.
The CCCAAC says the new school shouldn't be open until the 2013-14 school year. Wake wasn't planning on opening the school until then because it will take time to make the facility ready.
The school board is scheduled to vote on the CTE high school today.