Originally Posted by MamaBear75
I think it is a good thing. I am glad he resigned. Finally the school board is listening to us parents. I'm one of the people that are zoned for 4 different cities - Wendell, Knightdale, Wakeforest and Raleigh (between YR and traditional). It is crazy! We live in the city of Raleigh yet are zoned for overcrowded schools in other towns when there are other school - some at only 55% capacity that are within a couple to a few miles from our home! I am praying the school board comes to it's senses.
You must live near me, I am in Raleigh, our "choices' are Knightdale, Wake Forest and Raleigh. Our base MS is Carnage and unless your child is in the (AG)magnet track, I've heard they are not on the radar. I choose a Wake Forest school for this reason and the year-round track as a plus.
But don't think that we won't have issues just b/c Dr. Burns is leaving. Remember, it's the board that determines the assignment plans, as Tedesco has said, he (super.) is the CEO and is to carry out the duties they task him with.
My concern is that we will have a "Yes Man/Woman" next and if they don't have relatable experience, sufficient to be objective and willing to give feedback, then we will have even more of a mess. I am not aware of our board members having ever handled a project like this before, so they are figuring it out on our childrens' time. That concerns me. When their term is over, they can walk away - you and I can't - unless we move.
If you are a native then you know the full story. If not, please bear in mind that the current system evolved over yrs of steady growth and more recently it was continued and increased growth. It has certainly got room for improvement but with the growth we've had, I don't know there was a right way to do it. Time will tell.