Kevin Hill was elected chairman of the Wake County school board today after Democrats retook control, but Republican John Tedesco looks to be on the way out as vice chairman.
Following the vote on Hill, new Democratic board member Jim Martin called for an organizational meeting to be added to the agenda. This would allow the vote on vice chair.
The vote on the organizational meeting was 5-4 in support along the new party lines. The meeting will come after the public comment.
The nomination process for board chair opened with Republican board member Chris Malone nominating Democratic board member Keith Sutton. But Sutton declined the nomination and instead nominated fellow Democrat Kevin Hill.
During the vote, Hill received five votes. Sutton got three votes. Republican Deborah Prickett got one vote. I'll check the ballots later.
Hill's term runs through June. But Martin said he's like the organizational meeting to be held in December and not June to coincide with the elections, which he said is what happens in most other districts.
Also during the discussion, school board attorney Ann Majestic said Hill can take advantage of the new state law passed this year saying the chair votes on all issues and not just ties. Majestic said the law went into effect Dec. 1.