Wake county board of education voted yesterday in favor of revising a resolution that aims to end mandatory year round school assignments with hopes that this would give parents more options of choosing where their children can go to school. The revised resolution states that beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, “every effort will be made to eliminate mandatory year round assignments. Those against ending mandatory schools ask that the board take more time to study the issue and fear it will lead to segregated schools.

The board also discussed Tuesday how to go about a survey to gauge parents’ attitudes concerning year-round schools. Parents have until Jan. 25 to respond to the survey, which was sent out last week. There will also be community meetings scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. where parents can voice their concerns.

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

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