Wake County families sitting on a waitlist for their first-choice school for this fall have until tomorrow if they want to jump off.
The school system is sending out reminders to families that they need to let Wake know by Wednesday if they want to be taken off the waitlist. Families still on the waitlist after that point face being placed in that school, forfeiting the second-choice or lower school they got.
All families who didn't get their first choice under the new student assignment plan were put on a waitlist. But at this point, some families may have resigned themselves to the school they got and don't want to make a change.
Families who want to remain on the waitlist don't have to do anything else.
But if you want to remove your student from the waitlist, you're supposed to notify the Office of Student Assignment in writing by May 9. You can do so by an email to email@example.com, a fax to (919) 431-7302, or personal delivery to the Office of Student Assignment, 5625 Dillard Dr., in Cary.
The date when the waitlist will be dissolved could still change. School board members asked staff to look at pushing the dissolution of the waitlist from June 29 to around mid-July before the 10th day of classes for year-round schools.