How much should political considerations affect whether the Wake County school board changes policy to allow it to keep more money in its rainy-day fund?
As noted in today's article, school board members discussed Tuesday whether the change would produce a backlash from county commissioners. The change would nearly double the amount that the school board could keep before deciding whether to waive policy to return the excess to the county.
"Now we’re saying it’s okay for us to bank double the money," said board member John Tedesco, during the policy committee meeting. "That’s going to cause us some problems with our colleagues on the other side of the aisle at a time we’re dealing with challenging issues with them."