It looks like the school board has agreed to make at least one more change to the reassignment plan.
During today's work session, Kevin Hill, the board vice chairman, asked that they not move nodes 233.4 and 233.5 from Fox Road Elementary to Wakefield Elementary.
None of the board members objected. But rather than voting during the work session, Rosa Gill, the board chairwoman, said they might as well do it this afternoon during the vote on the full plan.
Those moves are part of the whole ongoing debate about how to reduce the percentage of low-income students at Fox Road to make it more comparable to nearby schools such as Harris Creek and Wildwood Forest.
Originally, the plan called for moving those two low-income nodes from Fox Road to River Bend Elementary. But after complaints that not enough was being done to help Fox Road, the board agreed at a previous work session to send them to Wakefield.
But today, Hill asked for dropping those nodes because they live within walking distance of Fox Road. He also said that Fox Road has partnered with those kids to help them academically.
Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney said he backed dropping those nodes but it won't be easy coming up with a solution for Fox Road. He said a big problem is that many students in Fox Road's base attend magnet schools or year-round schools.
Dulaney said "a regional solution" is needed to address the Fox Road issue. He suggested forming a study group of residents in that area of the county to look at reassignment changes in the future.
No other changes were agreed to during the work session.