The upshot of today's press conference is that Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata says he still believes the school board should adopt the student assignment plan on Tuesday.
Tata said staff needs the plan approved next week because, with all the holidays coming up, they'll have a tight timeframe for getting it implemented in the 2012-13 school year. He pointed to the development of software, training of staff and community outreach that will be needed before the magnet application period starts in December and the non-magnet application period begins in January.
"We’re positioned for Tuesday,” Tata said. “We’ve done a lot of hard work. It’s time to bring this forward for a vote.”
As to delaying the vote until the new board takes office, Tata said it would be "insulting" to the outgoing board members to tell them they can't do their job now before their terms end.
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