The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce will speak out on recent state Senate bills that would significantly impact the Wake County school system.
According to the Chamber's press release, the group will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday at its headquarters to comment on S236, the school ownership bill, and S325, the Wake school board election bill.
"As a longtime, ardent supporter of the Wake County Public School System, the Chamber will deliver its opinion and recommendations regarding recent legislation affecting school system governance," according to the press release.
The Chamber had polled its members on the school ownership idea. The Chamber had backed a proposal in 2008 to turn over ownership and construction of schools to the Wake County Board of Commissioners if that group also agreed to sharply increase school funding.