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Western Wake families to have say tonight on student assignment plan

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You could hear a lot more tonight from those who aren't officially being reassigned in the new Wake County student assignment plan.

As of early Friday afternoon, 28 people had signed up to speak at tonight's public hearing at Davis Drive Middle School in Cary. Twenty-one of the speakers are from western and southwestern Wake, none of whose students are among the 1,479 officially being reassigned in the plan.

This could mean, as was the case last week, that many of the people tonight are those who are affected by changing the feeders from the choice plan back to the 2011 base assignments or whose calendar options have been revised.

The 1,479 students are only those in the base nodes whose assignments from 2011-12 would be different in 2013-14. A hearing was added in Cary in case people in other areas of the county wanted to give feedback.


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no stream

i was really hoping they'd stream it tonight-- it was just too far of a drive for me (i'm in wake forest).

Apparently WRAL isn't

Apparently WRAL isn't streaming this one.  But they did have a crew there and so did News 14.

I hope extra security is being brought in

Incase Evans decides to go on a rampage and start beating people up.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.