Today's joint meeting of the school board and county commissioners could be friendly or heated depending on how things turn out.
They probably won't be too ornery when talking about the school district's use of "green" schools.
It could get less friendly when school administrators make a presentation about why they need commissioners to approve the purchase of land for a new high school in northeastern Wake. Commissioners have refused to approve the deal because of the cost of clearing the rocky parcel.
School board members have complained that not buying the land could increase construction costs, delay the opening of a needed high school and mess up reassignment plans.
Wake Sheriff Donnie Harrison will also be on hand for a presentation about the role of school resource officers. His deputies are in most of the middle schools and a few high schools.
Harrison made headlines last year when he refused to sign a form promising to not denigrate other groups or lie. He said the form, required for people to speak at schools, was insulting to elected officials.
Fortunately no form is needed to speak to the commissioners and school board.
The meeting will end with the school board getting a tour of the new Raleigh Convention Center.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the ground floor conference room at 337 S. Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.