The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education will have their first meeting of the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, but the dual-language program is not on the agenda.
Though the transition of Frank Porter Graham Elementary School to a magnet school will not finish until the 2013-14 school year, it will enroll two kindergarten and first grade dual-language classes this year.
The application for students who wish to join the Spanish dual-language program at Frank Porter Graham this year was due July 13.
Frank Porter Graham students will receive preference for the program — but the application was open to all eligible students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
In June, the school board voted 5-1 to convert Frank Porter Graham into a magnet school.
Board members said the conversion will help reduce overcrowding in other elementary schools in the district and expand the Spanish dual-language program.
Neighborhood students at Frank Porter Graham will eventually be redistricted.
School officials said they weren’t sure how many applications were received for Frank Porter Graham’s dual-language program this year, or how many will be accepted. Human resources director for the district Arasi Adkins and dual-language coordinator Jose Nambo were not available Tuesday for comment.
But Assistant Superintendent Todd LoFrese said most, if not all of the available spaces, will be given to current families at Frank Porter Graham.