Fox Road Elementary School has replaced Lynn Road Elementary School as being recommended by Wake County school staff to receive a magnet program.
When staff presented the list of new magnets last week, some board members had questioned why Fox Road wasn't on the list. At the time, staff said they were concerned that magnetizing Fox Road would hurt Millbrook Elementary's magnet program.
But staff said today that Fox Road's magnet draw area could be created without hurting other nearby schools. Staff said today that they're still not recommending Barwell Road, Creech Road and Hodge Road elementary schools, despite the request from some board members, because they're concerned the draw area would hurt surrounding schools.
Staff is still recommending adding magnet programs to Green Elementary School and Carroll Middle School and overhauling the magnet themes at Poe Elementary and Moore Square Middle. A final decision on which schools to include in the federal magnet grant isn't expected until next month.