Some school board members are taking a field trip today for a firsthand look at the career and technical education program.
From 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., board members will visit Middle Creek, Athens Drive, Wake Forest-Rolesville and Leesville Road high schools. Among the board members who may attend are Rosa Gill, Patti Head, Anne McLaurin, Lori Millberg and Horace Tart.
The trip was pushed by Tart, who is expected to make CTE (what used to be called vocational education) a campaign issue. He's been urging the school district to set up a magnet high school that would focus on vocational skills for kids who don't intend to go to college.
Whether it will help Tart against Cathy Truitt or any other challengers remains to be seen.