Michael Alves, whose software is being used to help implement the new Wake County student assignment plan, was in attendance at today's school board work session discussion.
Alves, who was sitting in the audience and said he was in town visiting familiy, later spoke with reporters. While acknowledging there have some issues, Alves said the implementation of the plan has gone well in Wake.
Alves said people need to differentiate complaints about not getting into one of their top choices with the way the plan was managed and implemented.
Alves said the plan has accomplished the goal of providing stability to families. He said critics have forgotten how much reassignment was an issue in the past.