Despite Concerns, Wake County Board to Vote on Assignment Plan

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wake County's school board is expected to vote Tuesday on a new student assignment plan, even though there are calls within the community to wait.

The plan, which is based on four key elements – proximity, choice, stability and student achievement – replaces the district's longstanding practice of busing students for socio-economic diversity and aims at giving parents choices for their children's education while keeping students closer to their homes.

School Superintendent Tony Tata, along with a team of district staff, spent several months developing it, testing it and gathering community feedback before presenting the proposal two weeks ago to the school board.

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