A bill, H498, was introduced Monday in the state House that would allow the Wake County school board chair to vote on all issues and not just to break ties.
The bill was sponsored by Rep Nelson Dollar and co-sponsored by House Majority Leader Paul Stam, Rep. Marilyn Avila and Rep. Tom Murry. None of the Democratic members of the Wake delegation are sponsors of this local bill.
The bill was requested by the school board as part of this year's legislative agenda. School board chairman Ron Margiotta had pitched the bill when he met with the Wake delegation last week.
If passed, it would change the law that's been in place since the 1976 merger of the Raleigh and Wake school systems.