By a 6-2 vote, the Wake County school board has approved tonight the new student assignment plan.
“While the plan isn’t perfect, it’s a major step in the right direction,” said school board chairman Ron Margiotta. “There will no longer be assignments based on socioeconomics and race. Parents’ cries for stability have been answered.”
Republican board members Debra Goldman, Chris Malone, Deborah Prickett and John Tedesco and Democrats Anne McLaurin, Carolyn Morrison voted for the plan. Democratic board members Kevin Hill and Keith Sutton voted no. Sutton had unsuccessfully suggested delaying the vote by 30 days.
Hill cited the lack of seats specifically set aside at high-performing schools for students applying from low-performing areas for his vote.
“I can’t negotiate on the issue of student achievement,” Hill said.
Click here to view the student assignment resolution approved tonight.
Click here to read the remarks from Superintendent Tony Tata.
Click here to view the adopted feeder patterns.