So Wake is saying that no one is assigned to a school 20 miles from home.
"I don't know of a single child assigned to a school 20 miles away — not one," said Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney in the latest issue of In Context, the weekly newsletter of the Wake Education Partnership.
That sure would come as a surprise to some folks. For instance, nodes 51.0 and 444.4.
Students in Node 51, located around Maywood Avenue and Montrose Street near downtown Raleigh, now make the 20+ mile commute to Green Hope High in Cary.
To be fair, the new reassignment plan does move them closer to Broughton High.
But the school district is actually making the commute longer for kids in Node 444.4.
Currently, the kids in that node travel more than 20 miles to Highcroft Drive Elementary. The node is also near downtown Raleigh with the Orchard Pointe Apartments as an example.
The new plan moves Node 444.4 to Panther Creek High, extending the years they'll make that long commute to western Cary. They currently go to Athens Drive High.
In various articles, it's never been said that many students are bused 20 miles. We've only said some students to give an indication of how far the policy can and does extend.