Wake County school board chairman Ron Margiotta said he's not anticipating any last-minute additions to Tuesday's meeting agenda.
The inclusion of eight items at the board table on Dec. 1 without advance notice to all board members drew complaints from critics of the new majority. Normally, agenda items are added no later than 48 hours before a meeting.
Accusations flew that the new board majority was at least violating the spirit of the state Open Public Meetings Law.
The eight items were added at the last minute because the new board members, who were not sworn in yet, were able to meet as a group with Margiotta. But Margiotta said that's not possible now that everyone is in office.
The Dec. 1 board meeting was a topic on the latest episode of NC Spin.
Former state House Speaker Joe Mavretic said the new board majority "did it exactly right" by meeting in secret beforehand and sending a "clear message that change is here" with the agenda items.
"What do you think would have happened if they had 'transparency' and left those ideas out there for 60 days for public comment?," Mavretic said. "My gracious the News & Observer would have been all over them. So would the media, NCAE. Everybody who lost in the election would have had this 60-day period to throw darts and axes. I'm glad they did it just like they did."
But Chris Fitzsimon, director of the liberal N.C. Policy Watch, responded that he had never disagreed with Mavretic more during the history of the program. He called the new board's actions, in which the agenda items weren't available ahead of time, an "abomination."
John Hood, president of the conservative John Locke Foundation, said what's missing in the discussion is that the staff is, in his view, "the enemy" and "the adversary" of the new board. He said the new majority could have done some things differently, like having copies available, but he said they were "trying to avoid being outmaneuvered by the staff."
Hood compared the new board's actions to members of the state legislature meeting in caucus.