One of the most controversial school years in recent Wake history will come to an end today.
More than 30,000 students at year-round schools will attend their final day of classes for the 2007-08 school year. For many, it was their first experience with the calendar due to the conversion of 22 schools last July.
It's going to be a short break for a lot of those students because the 2008-09 school year will start on July 7.
A lot is still unsettled because the court case is in limbo. The state Supreme Court won't be back in session until Aug. 26 so it will be at least that long before it rules on the stay and whether to hear the case.
For those who are holding out hope that the conversions will be reversed, school board chairwoman Rosa Gill is dangling a carrot. She said it could depend on whether a large enough bond issue passes next year that the board would feel comfortable with unconverting some schools.
Look for more in Saturday's paper.