The financial crisis keeps claiming more victims, including the multi-year assignment plan.
As noted in today's article, school leaders say they won't be able to go forward with a multi-year plan due to all the construction projects that will now have to be delayed. This means a return to the single-year plans that have been the norm in Wake.
"Any time you can't move forward with your plans is disappointing," said Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the school board.
While some critics question the school district's commitment to the process, the multi-year plan is something that Superintendent Del Burns has been trumpeting all year.
School leaders heavily stressed how the multi-year process would provide families with more assignment stability.
One result of this change, according to Chuck Dulaney, assistant superintendent for growth and planning, is that fewer community engagement meetings will be needed now. Wake had planned to sharply increase the number of meetings due to the scope of the three-year plan.
The meetings will still be held after the draft plan is released in early November. Previously, the CEM meetings were held before the plan was posted.