People were asked "In 2008, Wake County Schools spent $1.8 million on legal fees and insurance for legal actions. Should that spending be reviewed for savings by an independent firm? You can also be undecided."
Based on that question, 58.3 percent said they supported reviewing spending while 11.4 percent said they did not. A total of 30.3 percent had no opinion.
The question is timed to coincide with today's school board discussion of the issue.
On the surface it would seem that the public supports doing the review. But the question doesn't mention anything about the way the new school board majority is handling the process.
It doesn't mention that the person the new board wants to hire, Thomas Farr, has strong ties to the state Republican Party. It also doesn't mention that some board members are complaining that Farr was named before his fee is set.
In an e-mail message sent this morning to all the school board members, Francis DeLuca, executive director of Civitas, said the information on this question will be released as well. He said he was providing the information to them "as part of our educational mission for elected officials."