The Wake County school board could decide as soon as August which schools get demagnetized and which ones get magnet programs.
Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore said they want the decision in August so they can know which schools to include in the next federal magnet schools grant application. It will also let them work on themes for individual schools heading into the November magnet school fair.
Any changes wouldn't go into effect until the 2013-14 school year.
If it's like what happened in 2008, it will produce a firestorm at schools that are demagnetized.