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Old 09-08-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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WCPSS has released their proposal for the changes in 2017 for the new schools. There is an impact in our community as about 30% of households are being assigned to a new schoool. Since we are recent transplants, we do not know how WCPSS handles the community feedback. Can we expect significant changes from the first proposal to the final decision?

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Old 09-08-2016, 11:02 AM
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If you being assigned to a brand new school you pretty much have no chance if them changing - someone has to fill the schools they are building. They will already lose part of the new base zone to grandfathering.
If you are being reassigned to an existing school maybe 5% chance. Depends on a lot of factors like if your current base school is capped.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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If you being assigned to a brand new school you pretty much have no chance if them changing - someone has to fill the schools they are building.
I totally agree that someone has to be assigned to the new schools. The question is whether they will make small tweaks from the proposal to final decision based upon the community feedback...
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:35 PM
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I totally agree that someone has to be assigned to the new schools. The question is whether they will make small tweaks from the proposal to final decision based upon the community feedback...
If you live in a community that is being divided by the new assignment plan that is your best shot. You said "30%" so maybe this is the case? If so, that should be your only argument against reassignment. They do try not to divide communities.

I can tell you that Breckenridge in Morrisville fought tooth and nail to stay at Mills Park Middle, to no avail, even though they are closer to Mills Park than West Cary, and many of the people who are very active in the MPMS PTA were reassigned. They got moved, end of story.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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there will certainly be tweaks. that's why they're starting now.

They're just not likely tweaks to addresses being moved to a newly-constructed school.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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Close to no chance of any changes based on 'wants' of the community.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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Close to no chance of any changes based on 'wants' of the community.
I've found it's different depending on the community. Cary Park seems to always get what they want. They wanted the middle school to open as a traditional, when it was originally planned to be year-round. They wanted the elementary school switched from YR to traditional when the middle school was opened. Done. They fought against the elementary and middle school being switched back to year-round to accommodate new families who were moving in and capped out. They won again. Boggles my mind.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:23 PM
 
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I've found it's different depending on the community. Cary Park seems to always get what they want. They wanted the middle school to open as a traditional, when it was originally planned to be year-round. They wanted the elementary school switched from YR to traditional when the middle school was opened. Done. They fought against the elementary and middle school being switched back to year-round to accommodate new families who were moving in and capped out. They won again. Boggles my mind.
Clearly, somebody who lives there has clout. That's crazy.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:01 AM
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Clearly, somebody who lives there has clout. That's crazy.
I hate to admit it but neighborhood has been the same way with the Davis Drive schools. They have apparently tried to redistrict us out of there more than once (this was before I moved here). Apparently the principal went to bat for us as well. No idea why. But you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Also, I remember a redistrict plan a couple years ago where one street in a certain subdivision (that was already in the Davis Drive base) was going to be sent to Davis Drive while the entire rest of the subdivision was going to be sent to Salem or Turner Creek. Guess someone with pull lived on that street.

However, when you are talking about filling a new school, I'm not sure that works. Not only do they need to fill the new school, they need to get kids out of Mills Park (which is the OP's school if I'm not mistaken). They also need staff to work at the school, and when they take students from Mills Park to go to the new school, Mills Park will lose staff and many of them will be looking to work at the new school.

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Old 09-12-2016, 06:28 AM
 
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Our neighborhood got redistricted when Abbots Creek opened up and people were livid. The major issue is that our old base was year round and Abbots is traditional. Also since they had redrawn the lines a couple years prior to that some kids are now on their third elementary school. Everyone I know who went to bat for being grandfathered in lost. Including a single mom with no reliable childcare who relies on year round to reduce costs of childcare (she takes 1 wk off per track out but can't take 4 wks at once in the summer). She went to a hearing about it and they basically laughed at her, ultimately offering some other year round option that was 30 mins out of the way and refusing to provide transportation. Given that she works 60 hrs/wk that wasn't doable which she explained to them. Moral of the story: Wake Co will do what it wants to do, unfortunately.
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