The new student assignment plan and an update on middle school math placement will be on the agenda of today's meeting of the Wake County school board economically disadvantaged student performance task force.
The task force will hear about efforts to do community outreach, particularly among low-income families, about the new choice plan. One of the concerns raised is making sure that poor families will have the same opportunity to participate in the choice process.
The task force will then get an update on middle school math placement, looking at the 20th-day numbers at individual schools. The discussion will take place while the new placement policy is in limbo seeing whether the new Democratic majority will take action.
Speaking of the new majority, questions exist about what will happen to the ED task force moving forward.
Will the new majority keep the task force? If yes, will John Tedesco be replaced as the task force chairman?
One option could be incumbent Keith Sutton, who is also the vice chair of the task force. It could depend on whether Sutton is chosen as board chairman or vice chairman next week.
Another potential option is new board member Jim Martin, who served as a community member of the task force.
Another name that's been floated around is new board member Christine Kushner, who talked a lot about curriculum issues during the campaign.
Today's meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. at Powell Elementary School, 1130 Marlborough Road, Raleigh,