The quick upshot of today's Wake County student assignment committee meeting is that the process is now stalled following last week's vote scrapping the community zones.
School board member Chris Malone complained that the district is back to square one. Board member John Tedesco, committee chairman, said that while they looked at a lot of good information today they don't have any direction on how to use it now.
In this vacuum, board member Deborah Prickett proposed a bunch of changes for her district today, including:
* Offer foreign language and a wider range of electives at Leesville Road Middle School and M8 because there are no magnet schools in District 7.
* Convert Hilburn Drive Elementary School to a sixth-grade center next year to free up space at Leesville Road Middle.
* Convert York Elementary to a magnet school next year.
* Assign Nodes 337.1 and 337.2 to Pleasant Union Elementary and have them both go to either West Millbrook Middle or Leesville Road Middle.
* Board members should support building M8 and open it on a year-round calendar.
* Provide more school choices to Carpenter Village area because all the base schools are now year-round schools.
* Offer more advanced level courses at Green Hope and Leesville Road high schools to compete with magnet high schools.
Prickett said the zone plan would have addressed the issues she raised today.
Click here to view the handout listing Prickett's proposal.
Click here for Wednesday's article about the committee meeting.