It's clear that a lot of people are upset about the demagnetization of Broughton High School.
But as noted in today's article, there are probably going to be a number of people who are happy as well. Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney said demagnetizing Broughton and magnetizing Millbrook High will have ripple effects.
First, Dulaney said someone is going to have to be sent to Broughton to help make up for the eventual loss of the 600+ magnet students. He said that group will now likely be the students from the Brier Creek area of the US 70 corridor in northwest Raleigh.
Those Brier Creek kids had been slated in the draft plan to go to Leesville Road High to relieve overcrowding at Panther Creek High.
Dulaney said having the Brier Creek students at Broughton means they don't have to in turn move students out of Leesville Road High to Millbrook High.
Millbrook High won't need as many students from Sanderson, Broughton, Wakefield and other high schools. Millbrook will be replenished in the future by magnet students.
Sanderson High's base will now largely stay intact, which is why many parents there had backed demagnetizing Broughton and moving the IB program to Millbrook.
Dulaney also said the neighborhoods that would have been reassigned from Broughton to Sanderson will now likely stay. It's these folks who spearheaded the fight that caused the school board to demagnetize Broughton.
Dulaney said there will also be some middle school changes to the plan. Administrators had been trying to have each middle school feed into fewer high schools.
You'll have to wait until next week to definitively find out what happens.
Due to all the changes that need to be made, Dulaney said he'll only present an overview of the revised plan to the school board on Tuesday. This will mean sharing the summary sheets for each school that say why moves are being recommended, along with the nodes moving in and out.
But Dulaney said the data sheets, showing when each node would be moved along with its demographics, may not be posted online until Dec. 20.