Look up your address, then review your proposed 2018-19 base assignment and application schools to see if you are proposed to be affected. Watch this page for updates on the proposal.
Supporting public schools through information, education, and engagement. Stay informed here. You may also choose to sign this petition to encourage the North Carolina General Assembly to solve class size mandates with appropriate funding.
Public information sessions on enrollment proposals:
- October 6, 2017 - Holly Grove MS (1401 Avent Ferry Rd)
- October 9, 2017 - South Garner HS (8228 Hebron Church Rd)
- Both sessions open doors at 6pm
- Give your feedback on the proposed enrollment plan now!
Talk to your NCGA representatives: Who represents you?
Share your concerns about class size mandates not being funded appropriately. This only puts the class size problem on grades 4th - 12th.
Discuss community and school disruption related to the new enrollment proposal.
Express the need for not cutting budget and ensuring proper payment to veteran teachers and principals.
Talk to your friends, co-workers, neighbors and social media groups. Educate them on what is happening in the NCGA.
Check the link above for a list of email addresses to your state representatives to make your opinion known on this matter.
Our students deserve the best public schools and teachers! We want great families and teaches to stay in NC public schools. The difference between the 2007-2008 and the 2016-2017 legislative overview is hard to digest.
Our state legislature needs to fully fund the class size initiative to include money for extra teachers and specialists. Understand the class size chaos. Remember that this is a legislative mandate, not a WCPSS mandate.
Our veteran principals and teachers are a vital part to our educational system!
What is the class size mandate?
Legislation sets next year's (2018-19) class sizes at an absolute maximum of:
|Kindergarten||1st Grade||2nd Grade||3rd Grade|
What about budget cuts?
Public school teachers don’t have adequate funding for basic classroom needs.
The new salary schedules for veteran teachers / administrators are meaning and embarrassing.
Who is impacted?
Anyone with a child in a NC public school
The legislature didn't properly fund the mandate to cut class size in the lower grades so that much-needed physical education, arts, music, and language instruction wouldn’t be eliminated.
Space for smaller classes was not accounted for, so some classes may be split or forced to meet in makeshift locations.
Teacher salaries come from one pot / allocation / fund. If we need more teachers in K-3 classroom, we will have to increase class sizes in all grades above that (4th – 12th) to pull teachers to the lower grades.
Helpful LinksPrint Advocacy Flyer
WCPSS 2018-2019 Enrollment Proposal
Public Schools First NC
Education Matters Class Size Mandate Video
Save Our Schools Facebook Page
Classroom Size Proposed Strategies
BAC District Meeting Presentation from 9/18/2017
BAC District Meeting Agenda/Minutes from 9/18/2017