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More work sessions next week

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Based on the slow pace of today's work session, the school board will meet at 1 p.m. Monday for another reassignment discussion.

At 3 p.m., the board has only gotten through East Millbrook among the middle schools. They're going to see how far they can get thorugh the middle schools today, probably stopping around 5-6 p.m. They probably won't start on the high schools until Monday.

The work session will again be in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.

A work session/public hearing will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the main board room. The only people who will be allowed to speak are those who are added to the plan or whose reassignments are moved to a different year or who are sent to different school than listed in the plan.

As usual, people who are totally dropped from the plan can't speak.

A work session will also be held on Thursday, if needed, at 12 p.m.

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This is extremely frustrating!  I thought that they were going to talk about moving my node out of the reassignment plan and to keep us at Wakefield Middle.  We did everything they asked...signed petitions, logical proposals, etc. and then it is not even brought up in the working sessions.  How do we change this?  I don't know what else to do.  Also, since we are being moved out of our district does anyone know if we have grounds for a lawsuit since we won't be represented on the board??

You did the same thing as a

You did the same thing as a lot of neighborhoods did including ours to come up with a logical solution to allow the kids to stay and still fulfill the goal of Policy 6200.  We had 500 signatures, a valid alternative, etc and we were ignored as well. It's frustrating on so many levels.   The people in Wakefield need to get involved and help vote out this board in November.  There is a cross county action group meeting February 5th to focus on this as priority 1.  It's time to get involved and change the board.  It's only going to get worse with what we have in place today. 

If your ready for a change....

Wake School Community Alliance is a cross county organization that has formed to effectively change the current policies of busing, MYR, etc in WCPSS...we feel we can do this without suing the school district or any other expensive drastic measures.  We will meet in Holly Springs  at the Town Hall, Feb 5th 6:30...yes it is a long way to drive but we will be moving the meeting around to the different districts over the coming year.  BOE Elections will be held October 6th for District 1, 2, 7 & 9.  Even if your district is not up for re-election, you can effect change...there may be some volunteer work involved....it will be well worth it.  Grab your neighbors who are as frustrated as you, come in one or two cars, and find out how we can ban together and get this done!!

we feel we can do this

we feel we can do this without suing the school district or any other expensive drastic measures. 

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In other words, another coffee klatch. You'll probably get about as far as other groups have done, then.

Well, then just hoist the

Well, then just hoist the white flag and accept whatever the school board decides to give you.

Or, you can decide to do something about it.  You can either work hard and help get new sensible school board members elected, or you can type away on this blog.  Up to you.

We have a different approach...

Hardly...please come to the meeting to see for yourself....the more support the better.  It is time to start putting our griping (not the word I want to use...) where our mouth is....big plans......

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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