Instead of singing Kumbaya today, some Wake County school board members will discuss school funding.
The agenda for today's school board finance committee meeting will largely focus on county funding in the last three years. It was at $316.2 million in 2008-09 but has been at $313.5 million since 2009-10. The funding will be contrasted with the growth in schools and students.
With county funding likely to stay at $313.5 million, per-pupil spending would drop again. The meeting is scheduled to run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.
The consensus-building work session on student assignment scheduled for today was canceled. The cancelation of both work sessions is the reason why the Alves plan is being presented on Friday. The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnerhsip had wanted to let the board hold the work sessions first.