It looks like supporters of the new school board members will step forward to cover the cost of next Tuesday's reception.
The board traditionally holds a brief reception after new members are sworn in. The cost is usually covered by the district. But private citizens have offered to pay the costs this time.
"Parties like these should be paid for by private dollars," said Kristen Stocking, founder of the Wake Schools Community Alliance, whose support helped elect all four new members.
Joe Ciulla said he, Stocking and Sarah Redpath will pay for the reception out of their own pockets. All three are leaders in WSCA.
"We don't want taxpayers and students to pay for this," Ciulla said. "The four new board members campaigned on fiscal responsibility."