In a press release today, CCLP says the return of Leesville Road elementary and middle schools to a traditional calendar means "families can finally breathe a sigh of relief that they will once again have unity in their community." CCLP says the year-round conversions "have proven to be extremely destructive and divisive to the close-knit Leesville community."
While BiggerPicture had blasted school board member Deborah Prickett, CCLP praises her for her role in pushing for the conversion back to a traditional calendar.
CCLP contends that the recent calendar survey shows there were too many year-round seats in the area and not enough traditional-calendar seats. CCLP says that 80 percent of the students who will feed into Leesville Middle will now be coming from traditional-calendar schools.
One of the reasons given for converting Leesville Middle to year-round was that so many year-round elementary students go there.
CCLP also praised the new board majority for the calendar choice resolution that was passed last month.
“Families in Northwest Raleigh will finally have realistic, appealing calendar options” said Lisa Boneham, founder of CCLP, in the press release.
Boneham said the press release was originally going to be sent Monday but was delayed because of the situation with Del Burns.