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Old 03-27-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Did you leave Wake County or the state of NC all together?
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Me? (I guess)

I am still in NC -- just in a place that has NEIGHBORHOOD schools, and actually cares about ALL students, not about how much diesel fuel they can burn in the name of 'economic' diversity.

Seriously, you can work in Raleigh, and live OUTSIDE of Wake.

In my personal case, we left Raleigh altogether; when we decided to move, hubby opened up his options and looked for a new job, and we found one (better pay, etc..) which made the decision to leave easy. Had he kept his job in Cary, we'd have moved outside Wake.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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My child's school went to "mandatory" year round this current year.

Big deal. =)

Most parents at my school have no real issues - and most still love our school. We have a fantastic principal, fantastic teachers, fantastic specialists... and we walk to our school still after 4 years at least.

We got the track we requested, as did at least 75% of my friends, by the way. And our alternative options for traditional were less than a mile in distance away. So my thought is that our school specifically tried hard to meet needs.

I do NOT like the Wake County school board, with the exception of Mr. Margiotta, and their decisions. But we're working to change that.

I'm mostly grateful for a free education by teachers that I think are wonderful people. Public schools in general have issues. Add rapid growth and EOGs - and some people get some very funny ideas.

Either way - I definitely consider our Wake County Public School to be a huge positive for our decision to live here.

Best of luck with your decision!

Kristen
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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My child's school went to "mandatory" year round this current year.

Big deal. =)

Most parents at my school have no real issues - and most still love our school. We have a fantastic principal, fantastic teachers, fantastic specialists... and we walk to our school still after 4 years at least.

We got the track we requested, as did at least 75% of my friends, by the way. And our alternative options for traditional were less than a mile in distance away. So my thought is that our school specifically tried hard to meet needs.

I do NOT like the Wake County school board, with the exception of Mr. Margiotta, and their decisions. But we're working to change that.

I'm mostly grateful for a free education by teachers that I think are wonderful people. Public schools in general have issues. Add rapid growth and EOGs - and some people get some very funny ideas.

Either way - I definitely consider our Wake County Public School to be a huge positive for our decision to live here.

Best of luck with your decision!

Kristen

Thanks for the reassurance! I left messages with four school board members today, including Mr. Margiotta, to ask about "the issues" I keep reading about here. I have already received a personal call back tonight from one of them. That impressed me. Glad you have had a good experience.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Three kids that have graduated from Wake County schools...last one in High School. We were re assigned when kid #2 started middle school and re assigned back to middle school when kid #4 started.

Its the same ole same ole...only the complainers complain! Those that are happy and satisfied just have no reason to keep telling you how great this or that is!

Until you get here and check out the area, please don't listen to ANYONE'S opinion. Go to Wake County Public Schools, check out the schools and let someone who is in the know explain their policies to you.

Vicki
Our kids did great at WCPSS, but our second and youngest graduated Millbrook in 2000 before things got too crowded.

Dr. Del Burns is a great educator. I know him personally.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Thanks for the reassurance! I left messages with four school board members today, including Mr. Margiotta, to ask about "the issues" I keep reading about here. I have already received a personal call back tonight from one of them. That impressed me. Glad you have had a good experience.
Wow, I'm actually impressed too that one of them called you back personally.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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I've had 3 sons in Wake schools. All 3 from K-12. I have twins that grad in 07, both are getting As at NCSU now, double majoring in Engineering. My youngest is a straight A student, sophomore in HS. My sons are very bright, not had any trouble in Wake schools at all, and obviously Wake schools (and help from 2 very doting and involved parents as well as sons with GREAT attitudes) have prepared my sons well. I love living in Raleigh. Won't leave till we move out for some more land and a house in the country.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Me? (I guess)

I am still in NC -- just in a place that has NEIGHBORHOOD schools, and actually cares about ALL students, not about how much diesel fuel they can burn in the name of 'economic' diversity.

Seriously, you can work in Raleigh, and live OUTSIDE of Wake.

In my personal case, we left Raleigh altogether; when we decided to move, hubby opened up his options and looked for a new job, and we found one (better pay, etc..) which made the decision to leave easy. Had he kept his job in Cary, we'd have moved outside Wake.
Where could we live outside Wake Co. and still work in the City?
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Clayton would be a good choice if you mean you need to work in Raleigh. Different county, good schools, nice neighborhoods and still close enough to commute.

Check out this thread: Anyone that was leaning towards Wake County and went with Johnston County (Clayton) instead?
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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We got the track we requested, as did at least 75% of my friends, by the way. And our alternative options for traditional were less than a mile in distance away. So my thought is that our school specifically tried hard to meet needs.
I think that is unusual, especially the traditional options being less than a mile away. I am glad that it worked out that way for you, though.

I agree that the teachers here are great. We have had no problems whatsoever with the teachers or principals/staff. They have all been great. Its the administration and the policies that I have an issue with.

Research, research, and research some more. Get info from WCPSS but do not stop there. Really ask questions about the policies and how they are applied.

Your children will not receive an awful education in Wake County, but like I said earlier in this thread it does not live up to the hype.
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