Here's a quick recap of the student assignment discussion at the Wake County school board meeting.
The staff will revise the online parent survey to make the wording more neutral and allow parents to do things like indicate if their feeder or not having their old base assignment was a factor. One area to be hammered out is whether it should be an anonymous survey.
Staff isn't recommending a blanket guarantee of transportation to all 584 remaining pre-assigned feeder students who don't have bus service for this fall. The board members are split on the issue and will likely hold off on making a decision to see whether staff can do further analysis on what it would take to provide them all bus service.
Staff will look at the possibility of extending the waitlists past June 29 to around July 20, before the 10th day of classes for the year-round schools. Staff warned that since state law says students can only be counted once they don't want a kid counted at a year-round but then going to a traditional-calendar school and not being counted for staffing purposes to that school.
Staff is still recommending delaying Abbotts Creek Elementary's opening by a year. They'll still provisionally recommend opening Richland Creek Elementary but could come back in June to call for a delay there too. With 46 applicants, they want to see if Richland Creek can get at least 120 students to be viable.
The school board voted to delay the opening of Abbotts Creek Elementary until 2013.