Does East Wake High School's future lie in it becoming a magnet school?
That's a question that will be studied at today's student achievement committee meeting. School board member Lori Millberg, whose district includes East Wake, has floated the idea of keeping the school operating as four small schools under the magnet program.
As a magnet school, East Wake High would be able to draw students from across the county. But perhaps more importantly, it might lure back families who are choosing to attend Enloe High or other high schools.
What to do with East Wake High has been a long-running issue in Wake.
The school board agreed to take money from the Gates Foundation under the hope that turning East Wake High into four small schools would give the school an academic boost. After much scrutiny, the school board voted last month to continue the small schools format and reassess in December 2010 whether to continue.
Today's committee meeting begins at 11 a.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.