Wake County school officials announced Thursday that they will hold meetings to explain to parents how to select a school through the new student assignment plan.
The meetings will explain how the new plan that starts in the 2012-13 school year requires families to choose, based on their addresses, from a list of schools they'd like their children to attend.
In the old system, families were assigned to schools based on their addresses.
School officials have stressed the new controlled-choice plan will guarantee students can stay at their current schools next year.
Meetings have been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at St. Mark's United Methodist Preschool, 4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Durant Road Elementary School, 9901 Durant Road, Raleigh; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court; and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Matthew's Church, 1629 Bennett St., Raleigh.
A Spanish-only session will be held at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at St. Raphael Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh.
Groups interested in holding sessions are asked to call the system's Office of Family and Public Engagement at 919-431-7800.