Here's a quick recap of today's Wake County student assignment committee meeting.
The committee told staff to keep working on four sample maps presented today. Click here for the online story to view the maps.
Staff had presented a fifth map based on dividing the county by zip codes but was told to drop it because it was too messy.
Michael Alves said that Wake could implement controlled choice by dividing the county into equivalent zones that reflect the county's natural diversity. Parents would then request schools with Wake making the final choice based on factors such as capacity and diversity.
Alves said Wake can grandfather students to avoid mass reassignment.
Alves said the zones would need to be built with growth in mind so that they don't have to be redrawn annually.