Student reassignment meeting set Monday

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The Wilson County Board of Education has called a special meeting of the Student Assignment Committee at 3 p.m. Monday in the boardroom of the central office at 113 N. Tarboro St.

On the agenda are three items: determining which schools are at capacity, a review of documents to be used in the reassignment process and establishing procedures for this year’s reassignment process.

According to Kelvin Cyrus, assistant superintendent at Wilson County Schools, reassignment is a process where parents can apply to have their children attend a school other than the school designated for the district in which they live.

“There are a myriad of reasons why people apply for reassignments,” Cyrus said. “It is a regular process.”

In the 2017-18 school year, there were 765 student reassignments among the nearly 11,500 students in the school system.

Members of the Student Assignment Committee, including school board members Beverly Boyette, Robin Flinn and Debora Powell, will review the letters that go out and go over timelines and the deadlines for the process.

The first order of business will be to determine which schools are at capacity.

Hunt High School is over capacity and cannot accept any more students. Other schools that are near capacity include Springfield Middle, Rock Ridge Elementary and New Hope Elementary. The committee may decide that those schools are too full to take on any students due to reassignments.