• After decades in the political wilderness, school integration seems poised to make a serious comeback as an education reform strategy.

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  • The Economic Impact of WCPSS: Investment in our public school system returns billions to our local economy.

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  • School Board in Action

    As the “watchdog” for our community, GSIW members are a presence at all board meetings. We post our meeting minutes to this site, along with speeches made during public comment. Join us at a meeting. Speak during public comment…make sure your voice is heard! Wake County…

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  • Raleigh Area Exceeds Expectations

    The idea of attending a nearby school is very appealing to many families. However, the high levels of economic segregation found in our residential housing patterns make a neighborhood school model the story of separate and unequal. In a new report from the Brookings...

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"Every Child, Our Child"

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Who We Are

A project of WakeUP Wake County, Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW) is a community coalition of organizations, business leaders, parents and citizen advocates who are working to ensure educational excellence in the Wake County Public School System.  GSIW’s mission is to provide accurate information to educate the public about policy initiatives that would impact the quality of education, foster well-informed discussions about critical education issues, and advocate for policies that improve public education in Wake County.

What’s New?

School 2016-17 budget:  On July 19th, WCPSS staff presented recommendations  to the school board for budget cuts. As a result of state and county level school budgets, WCPSS faces a $17.5 million funding gap. The state budget gives most teachers a raise this year but cuts other areas such as transportation. County Commissioners approved funding for schools that is about two-thirds of the school system’s request and not enough to accommodate ongoing student growth. Please visit our budget page for more information.

Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) 7 year plan: On June 20th, the County Commissioners approved an ordinance supporting the WCPSS CIP 2017-2023. Commissioners have multiple options for funding new schools and renovations including General Obligation Bonds. Read more about the 7 year plan here.



Learn about new construction, renovations, schedules and more.
Read more about the plan.

Upcoming Events

 Tuesday, August 2nd, 3:30pm
Board of Education Work Session
Tuesday, August 2nd, 5:30pm
Board of Education Regular Meeting
Rising Kindergartners enrollment: 
Get more information about enrolling for WCPSS kindergarten here
New to Wake County- all grades: 
Get more information about enrolling in WCPSS here.
All WCPSS meetings are at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.
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