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Wake schools proposes calendar changes to 5 schools

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Wake County Schools may change the calendar of five schools to help make more efficient use of classroom space.

Wake schools officials discussed Tuesday changing Wakefield and Ballentine elementary schools to a traditional, 10-month school calendar at the school board's Facilities Committee.

Both Wakefield and Ballentine operate on a year-round calendar currently.

Officials also discussed converting Alston Ridge Elementary, Mills Park Elementary and Mills Park Middle to multi-track year-round calendar schools. The changes would be made to address overcrowding at these schools.

Wake schools said no decisions were made at the committee meeting but committee members were in favor of the calendar changes at Ballentine and Wakefield.

Schools on a multi-track year-round calendar can enroll a larger number of students by operating on four separate tracks, Wake schools said.

Wake schools said a decision will likely be made Sept. 16 by the board of education.

Parents of students at the affected schools can provide feedback online and at the next board meeting Sept. 2.

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