The lobbying campaign is well underway to dissuade the new school board from doing away with the weekly Wednesday early dismissals.
Here's one example of what might be considered a push poll to try to steer parents into backing Wake Wednesdays/Wacky Wednesdays. To avoid potentially embarrassing the Wake elementary school teacher who recently sent this survey to her parents, I won't identify her name or school.
The survey opens by telling parents that teachers want to know what they think about the weekly early releases. In case you don't know what the teacher thinks, she tells parents "we have found this time to be quite valuable."
Parents are then asked to check the comments they agree with and list any others they want to share. It's not hard to see how the three comments listed are meant to push the parents in a particular direction.
One comment asks whether "I feel that it is important for teachers to have this set aside time to continue to grow professionally."
The next comment says "I enjoy using this extra time with my child for outside activities."
The third comment says "I think my child benefits from a break in the week."
It's uncertain how many other teachers have been doing similar surveys.
In addition to this survey, Wake NCAE encouraged parents to attend schools on Nov, 18 to see what teachers did in their professional learning teams. Schools have been sending home more information on the PLT meetings.