We're now seeing seeing some of the consequences from last week's Wake County school board to convert Leesville Road elementary and middle schools and Mills Park Elementary back to a traditional calendar and to open Mills Park Middle on that same schedule.
School administrators said today they're giving parents of 4,500 Leesville and Mills Park families until March 18 to apply to stay on a year-round calendar or to attend a magnet school.
The new window for Leesville and Mills Park families means Wake is pushing back the March 18 date to let other families know if they were accepted into a magnet school, year-round school or traditional-calendar school. The new date is April 8.
The date to say if you're declining one of those seats has been pushed back from April 9 to April 28.
Wake is saying that the Leesville and Mills Park families who had previously opted out to stay on a traditional calendar will now be returned to their base school. But they'll be able to apply for a magnet seat or a year-round seat.
LEESVILLE AND MILLS PARK PARENTS DON'T HAVE TO FILE A NEW MAGNET APPLICATION IF THEY DID SO LAST MONTH. YOU'D ONLY HAVE TO FILE AGAIN IF YOU WANTED TO CHANGE YOUR ORIGINAL CHOICES.