Wake County commissioners will tackle today the findings of the SAS EVAAS report that raised questioned about the performance of minority students in the school system.
William Sanders, senior director of the EVAAS K-12 division, will discuss the SAS EVAAS report that became a last-minute issue in the school board election. The presentation, which was originally supposed to take place in November, is scheduled to be given at today's work session.
Tony Gurley, the Republican chairman of the commissioners, has been the one pushing for the commissioners to hear the presentation. Some of the Democratic commissioners have complained about why their board is discussing the report.
The new school board majority has taken some steps to address the report's implications through the formation last week of the new economically disadvantaged student achievement task force.
Another topic on today's work session is the composition of the committees selected by Gurley. The Democratic majority had blocked the selections from being made last week.
Democrats are calling it partisanship that the Republicans have gotten the chairmanships of the big committees. For instance, GOP Commissioner Joe Bryan is proposed to be chairman of the budget and education committee.
Today's SAS presentation will take place at 2 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.