Here's a quick recap of today's Wake County school board student assignment work session.
No decisions, formal or informal, were made during today's at times tense discussion. But some changes are on the table for further discussion.
Several Democratic members said they'd support delaying implementation of the plan's feeder patterns by a year while staff did more review of the issue. They repeatedly talked about the unintended consequences caused by the feeders.
Democratic member Christine Kushner asked staff to review the impact of raising student achievement ahead of proximity in the selection priorities. In response, Republican board member John Tedesco asked staff to look at how many students could be displaced from neighborhood schools by Kushner's proposed change.
Both Tedesco and Democratic board member Jim Martin backed removing student achievement as a priority in the magnet selection process.
Democrats also talked about setting aside a percentage of seats at the high-performing schools for applicants from low-performing nodes. This came after staff said that a number of the applicants would wind up going to the under-enrolled schools as opposed to the high-achieving ones on their regional choice lists.