It looks like Wake was trying to steer more people into eight magnet schools this year via the second-chance letters.
For those who might not recall, this year was the first time that people whose magnet applications were rejected were sent a letter giving them a second chance to apply to another school.
You only got the offer if staff thought your departure wouldn't have a negative impact on your base school.
Those second-chance magnet schools were Powell, Millbrook, Conn and Bugg elementary schools; East Garner and East Millbrook middle schools; and Garner and Southeast Raleigh high schools.
One thing you'll notice is that four of the schools are International Baccalaureate programs.
In the case of East Garner Middle and Garner High, it looks like the new revisions of the magnet draw areas might not have worked as well as hoped. Staff had revised the draw areas so that parents from western Wake who wanted an IB middle school or high school would have to go to Garner.
At Bugg Elementary, the PTA had raised concerns about the loss of magnet applicants when the draw areas was reduced to help Wendell Elementary.