It's looking less likely that you'll be able to rely on the assurances that will be part of the new multi-year assignment plan.
As noted in today's article, the state Supreme Court's decision to hear the year-round case will pose major challenges on Wake's ability to lock down the new plan. The possibility of the school board revisiting the plan after it's adopted is going up.
In other words, you might not want to base any vacation plans off the plan that the board is scheduled to adopt in January.
School officials are hoping the court will hear oral arguments by December. There are no guarantees though. Even if they hear it then, it's uncertain how long it would be before a decision was issued.
For now, Superintendent Del Burns said they'll have to base the multi-year plan around the need to continue seeking consent from families.
If the high court sides with Wake, you can expect some revisions. This could really shake up the 2010-11 and 2011-12 aspects of the plan.
If the high court backs Wake CARES, you'll see pressure on whether Wake will want to operate year-round schools with an annual consent process on a permanent basis.
Even the impact on 2009-10 is unclear. Wake could do what it did earlier this year and delay issuing consent forms for as long as possible in hopes of getting the ruling first.