DPS magnet programs is working to ensure parents are fully informed of changes coming to DPS application programs through the Growing Together initiative, including BOE-approved changes to elementary attendance zones and magnet programs starting in the 2024-25 school year. The magnet programs section of the DPS website has been completely rewritten and reorganized to provide updated and clear information. Please review this material here: https://www.dpsnc.net/magnet. We are also beta testing an app to provide the same information in an accessible and sortable format (link or QR code) https://dps-app-schools.glideapp.io. Finally, as part of the work of the Growing Together Team, the MRC translation staff were fully briefed on the changes coming to magnet programs and school boundaries to be prepared to communicate with our Spanish speaking families on the topic.
Additionally, the Growing Together initiative is now examining existing magnet and lottery policies for all schools as well and secondary magnet programming for possible revision. There will be multiple opportunities for parental and community engagement. Please share with parents the link to the engage.dpsnc.net site which includes opportunities to sign up for Regional Work Groups and where draft policies will be shared.