The Wake County school survey results are back and most parents in the Wake County Public School System appear to like the school to which their child is assigned. The board was looking for parents input for possibly changing the current school assignment.
The board received 39,611 responses from parents – about 28 percent of those in the district. Of those responding, 45.3 percent had children enrolled in a traditional-calendar school and 52.6 percent enrolled in a year-round school.
The results are not final and offer no analysis of the survey results. The focus of the results will likely be on responses from parents at individual schools. School staff said Tuesday it is too early to know what changes might be made.
Board member Keith Sutton expressed concerns about the low response rate from parents in economically disadvantaged areas – 15 percent of those who took the survey had children on free and reduced lunch – and asked for a fifth community meeting on year-round schools to be held in the area.
School staff are looking at the possibility of a Feb. 11 date. Other meetings are:
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Holly Springs High School, 5329 Cass Holt Road, Holly Springs
Thursday, Feb. 18 at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest
Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Leesville Road High School, 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh
Thursday, Feb. 25 at Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary
Each meeting runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the schools’ auditoriums.