Wake County school board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman could find herself being grilled by other board members today on what to do next following the recently passed board directive on student assignment.
Goldman had joined the four Democrats on the board on Oct. 5 to back the resolution written by Kevin Hill and Keith Sutton to end all work on the zone-based plan. But there are a lot of questions about where the directive leaves the district.
“Mrs. Goldman and Mr. Sutton need to tell us what they intend to do next,” said Republican school board member Chris Malone. “They can’t simply say what they don’t want.”
Malone, a member of the student assignment committee, had joined committee chairman John Tedesco in complaining at last week's meeting that they were back at square one. Goldman wasn't at last week's student assignment committee meeting to face their questions.
Goldman has repeatedly maintained since the Oct. 5 vote that she still supports community-based schools. How that would be implemented now is the big question.
But pushing Goldman too hard could strain relations even further between her and the other four Republican board members.
The work session starts at 1 p.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.