Here are a couple of the main points from today's facilities committee meeting.
Student parking spaces at new high schools could be cut by 10 percent. It's a modification of the CFAC recommendation for an across-the-board 10 percent cut in spaces at all new schools.
The school board also asked staff today to look at revising the 2009-10 bell schedules. Staff had been set to recommend next week that all existing schools keep their current times with the new elementary schools running from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Board members want staff to explore moving some struggling high schools to the second tier. This would mean an 8 a.m. or possibly 8:30 a.m. start time instead of the standard 7:25 a.m. opening.
They also want to look at moving some struggling elementary schools to the first or second tier. Instead of opening at 9:15 a.m., these schools could open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
More discussion on both issues is set for the March 24 facilities committee meeting. A vote on the bell schedule is anticipated on March 31.
Any changes on high school parking spaces is way down the road. It may be too late in the planning process for the changes to be made for the new Forest Ridge High in northeast Raleigh.