Today marks the end of an era on the school board.
This afternoon will be the final regular board meeting for Eleanor Goettee, Patti Head, Lori Millberg and Horace Tart. You can expect a lot of laudatory statements from groups such as the other board members, administrators and Wake NCAE.
One interesting question is whether the outgoing board majority will make one grand statement before the new board starts Dec. 1. For instance, the four departing board members in 1999 used their last meeting to help pass a largely symbolic resolution calling for teacher pay to be sharply raised over the next five years.
Today's meeting starts at 3 p.m. in the board meeting room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.