Here's a very abbreviated recap of tonight's public hearing at Cary High School, which drew 75 speakers.
Among the biggest contingents were those calling for Salem elementary and middle schools and Highcroft Drive Elementary to be converted back to a traditional calendar. You also had a smaller group from Highcroft urging that the school stay on the year-round calendar.
You also had a lot of people supporting reassigning Carpenter Village to Davis Drive Middle and Green Hope High. There were also several speakers who asked that Breckenridge be allowed to stay at Cedar Fork Elementary.
There was also a lot of talk about diversity ranging from general comments to specifics about the 2011-12 plan. Supporters of the old policy argued the board should be providing stability by moving fewer students and that the moves would create more high-poverty and lower-performing schools.
School board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman was repeatedly singled out tonight by speakers. It was mostly praise for killing the zone plan and supporting working with AdvancED. But she also took two shots.
I'll go into more detail later.