The school board will be challenged tonight to either leave Lacy Elementary alone or to be more consistent about making sure schools are comparable.
The Lacy parents contend that not moving the kids to Stough will leave both schools with a gap of only six percentage points when it comes to the percentage of low-income students.
The Lacy parents then point to other schools, such as Harris Creek and Fox Road elementary schools where the gap is nearly 30 percentage points.
The Lacy parents say the school board either needs to drop the moves to Stough or balance all the schools which have a higher variance in the LI percentages.
"Should you not execute [either option], then you would be violating your own policies," writes Greg Briley, a Lacy parent, in a letter sent to the school board. "A violation of your own policies would prove that your policies are not designed for the benefit of all of WCPSS, but instead your policies are in place to apply on a selective basis to serve whatever ulterior motive or agenda is involved."
We'll see tonight whether the board acts on Beverley Clark's suggestion to revisit the Lacy moves.
The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the main board room at 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. The only speakers allowed will be families who were added to the proposal, whose year of reassignment was changed or whose school for reassignment was changed during the three work sessions.
Tonight's work session will begin after the public hearing. The work session is also open to the public but there's no public comment then.