Cary, NC – With early voting starting in less than a week, candidates for the Wake County Board of Education met at a forum to discuss top questions about local public schools, particularly managing growth and ensuring student safety. Read more
Cary, NC – For many years, near the end of the school year at Cary High, every graduating class was taken on a trip. Here are some fond memories of those trips by the students. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for September 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Student Assignment Plan Released
As the balance of 162,000 students began classes, district staff released the draft plan to open four new schools in 2019 and assign students to schools with available seats…all in an effort to reduce over-crowding, comply with the state-mandated class size reduction, align k-8 calendars and possibly remove enrollment caps from some schools.
Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.
Cary, NC – Everything doesn’t need posting.
Picture an admissions officer at an elite university, weighing whether that school should accept your child in its next freshman class. A quick Instagram or Facebook profile search discourages that academic gatekeeper. Your kid doesn’t get into that great college, all because of what was posted online.
Cary, NC – As people continue to age, senior care remains an important part of modern life. Waltonwood Cary Parkway is trying to introduce more people into senior care while also bolstering its own living community with a new internship program. Read more
Morrisville, NC – Parents want their children to pursue education and now local parents have a new option as Morrisville is home to North Carolina’s first Best in Class Education Center, which looks to give students personalized help from early years to college preparation. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for July 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Has the Legislature Enacted a Statewide Property Tax and Didn’t Tell Us?
While legislative leaders hold press conferences extolling teacher raises, their back room decisions amount to an illegal statewide property tax that claims more than one billion dollars from North Carolina’s property taxpayers.
This year more than eight cents of Wake’s property tax rate has been “stolen” by the state legislature to pay for state-required costs. That’s $120 million dollars that could have been used for counselors, nurses, social workers or technology support in our schools.
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for June 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Cathy Moore named Wake Superintendent
After a five-month nationwide search, the school board chose Cathy Moore as the 10th superintendent of the Wake public schools. Yes, she is the first woman and Latina to lead Wake’s schools, but neither characteristic is why she was hired.
The community told us they wanted a former teacher who would remain in the position for six or more years, someone who knew Wake County and the Wake schools and would be highly visible and accessible. Cathy Moore fits that profile. She is dedicated to the success of every child and eminently capable of leading the state’s largest school district to greater academic heights. Click here for more info about our new superintendent. Read more