Budget, bell schedule top large Wake School Board agenda
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RALEIGH – The Wake County School Board plans to discuss several large issues, including adjusting the new student assignment plan and the bell schedule, at Tuesday's meeting.
Superintendent Tony Tata also plans to present his proposed budget to the board for next school year. It's not know if he will ask for an increase in funding.
The board could take action to change bus routes and bell schedules as school leaders say reducing the number of buses on the road could save the district about $12 million over the next two years and increase efficiency.
The move would impact school bell start and end times at some schools. The board has been exploring modifications, attempting to keep all changes within 50 minutes of the current bell schedule.
"We are doing everything we can to balance the needs of our families while trying to mitigate the loss of potentially $12 million in revenue,” board member John Tedesco said.
The board will also look at recommended changes to the new student assignment plan based on results of the first round of the choice selection process. The work session begins at noon followed by the board meeting at 3 p.m.