WCPSS News: 2023-2024 Calendar Changes
Board approves making Election Day, Juneteenth teacher workdays in 2023-24 On Wednesday, the school board approved changes to the 2023-24 instructional calendars that will make Election Day (Nov. 7, 2023) a teacher workday for all calendars and Juneteenth (June 19, 2024) a teacher workday for year-round calendars. Please print and save the new calendars for your records. Thank you for supporting the school bond Thank you, Wake County voters, for your overwhelming support of the $530.7M school bond. The bond will help fund:
The rebuilding of seven existing schools
Significant repairs to schools, such as roofs, heating, air conditioning and plumbing
Replacements for equipment that has aged out, such as classroom furniture, student and staff devices and security upgrades
The construction of five new schools on new sites
Learn more about how the new funding will improve learning environments for our students for decades to come, thanks to you! Board approves new equity policy The Board of Education approved a new equity policy during its Nov. 16 meeting. The policy defines equity as an action and an outcome for students across our district. The policy also challenges us to ensure equity across all levels of the organization. Board approves 2023-24 student enrollment plan Because no new schools are opening in 2023-24, this year's student assignment proposal focused on relieving overcrowded schools and filling underutilized schools. These changes will allow students to attend a less crowded school and to have shorter bus routes. Affected students will be able to request a stability transfer to stay at their current school, though they will be ineligible for transportation. Magnet Elementary Mini Fair is Nov. 29 Explore the elementary magnet schools in one location at the Magnet Elementary Mini Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Conn Magnet Elementary. Visit with magnet school representatives and learn about the magnet application process, which closes Jan. 25. Share details about this event with families of rising kindergartners. Don’t miss the Fall Teacher Job Fair on Nov. 22 Register for the virtual Fall Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 4-6 p.m. Candidates with an educator's license, those who have completed student teaching within a teacher education program, or those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in pursuing a teaching career through alternative pathways should attend to learn about open positions and talk with school leaders. Register now. Apply to early college schools by Dec. 14 Early college middle and high schools allow students to focus their learning on a specific field of study or develop leadership skills in an academically rigorous setting. Early college students can earn free, transferable college credits, and in some cases complete an associate’s degree, while getting their high school diploma. Learn more about our seven early colleges and leadership academies. Apply by Wednesday, Dec. 14. COVID-19 dashboard updates View this week's reported COVID-19 positives for our schools and central services on our dashboard.