Wake Co. Schools cut plans for switch to year-round from 9 to 4 schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — On Tuesday night, the Wake County School Board cut the proposal to switch 9 elementary schools from traditional to year round — to only four schools.

Surveys done by the school system show most of staff at the schools support the move.

Parents on the other hand — are not as sold on the idea.

The move is being discussed in hopes of helping elementary schools that are not performing as well academically.

“There were a lot of all notice about moving 12 of them to a new calendar without giving appropriate notice to parents and staff to do the type of planning that it takes so we did remove 8 of them tonight but there were 4 that we want to hear additional information from the principals about their readiness,” said Tom Benton the chairman of the Wake County School Board.

The school board also voted that if the conversions do take place — it won’t happen until the 2017 /2018 school year.

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