The Wake County school board voted 4-2 today to hire Anthony Tata to be the new superintendent.
The four Republican board members (minus chairman Ron Margiotta who didn't vote becaue ther was no tie) backed Tata. The two Democrats present, Carolyn Morrison and Kevin Hill voted no.
A motion from Morrison to defer the vote to Jan. 4 to allow for parental comment was defeated by the same 4-2 vote.
As Debra Goldman made the motion to nominate Tata, an "argh" came from the small crowd of Great Schools in Wake Coalition people. The crowd cheered Morrison after she read her statement opposing Tata.
More to come later....
Click here for the online story.
Click here for a statement from Tata, who was not at the meeting.
Click here to view Tata's contract.
Click here to read a Great Schools in Wake Coalition press release criticizing the hiring of Tata.