One question today is how much support will Anthony Tata get from the school board in being selected as Wake County's new superintendent.
It's likely Tata will get the support of all the Republican board members. Board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman has broken ranks at times but she's also the head of the search committee that recommended Tata.
Will any of the Democratic board members, who had all opposed efforts to let non-educators hold the job, vote for Tata? And what message will it send if the vote is divided?
The board is back after a 31-minute closed session. Keith Sutton is also not here so seven members are present.
Sutton, in an e-mail message, said he wasn't here because of the lack of ample notice about the meeting. The same reason was given by Anne McLaurin, who has medical duties today, why she couldn't attend.
The meeting was scheduled on Tuesday.
Even though Hill and Morrison voted against Tata, they said they'll throw 100 percent support behind him now that he's superintendent.