Today's Wake County school board work session agenda looks packed.
Topics include rejoining the National Schools Boards Association's Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), the superintendent search process, reviewing the student assignment plan and dealing with crowding at Panther Creek High School.
Let's start with CUBE, the group that gave Wake an award in 2009 for the socioeconomic diversity policy. School board chairman Kevin Hill has called accepting that award "one of the proudest moments in my long career with the Wake County Public School System."
The Democratic board members all said at the work session that they support rejoining NSBA and CUBE, pointing to the benefits of joining a national professional organization that represents school districts.
Normally it would cost $14,000 a year, but Hill said NSBA had contacted him asking Wake to rejoin the group. Wake would get a discount and only have to pay $9,100 to rejoin.
School board attorney Jonathan Blumberg said it would require a formal vote at an action meeting so Hill said it would be added to the Oct. 16 meeting.
Click here for the handouts for today's work session, including for rejoining NSBA and CUBE.