The Wake County school board will have to decide tonight how to handle what could be more than 100 speakers at the student assignment hearing at Cary High School.
With 96 speakers registered in advance and more expected to sign up at the door, the hearing will likely go past the scheduled 8:30 p.m. end time. Will the board let it run to the end or split the speakers into two groups?
On a related note, school board member Keith Sutton says he will be at Cary High tonight. He had planned to speak at WakeUP Wake County's annual meeting tonight but is backing out because the Cary High meeting was rescheduled after snow postponed the first meeting.
School board chairman Ron Margiotta announced he's not splitting up the speakers. But he's asking people who aren't speaking on the 2011-12 plan to hold off from talking tonight.
Margiotta is also asking that if people have already made the argument for a group that others not come up.
Margiotta also said he'll be more strict about enforcing the two-minute time limit tonight.
Also, signs praising Goldman for her stance on accreditation have been hung up around the school auditorium.