The Broughton High discussion is still dragging on.
The school board just defeated a motion to end discussion on the issue. The board is now taking a 10-minute break.
Before the break, board member Patti Head floated a compromise in which Broughton would partially lose its magnet program. She suggested moving the Middle Years Programme, which touches all ninth- and 10th-graders, to another school while keeping the Diploma Programme, serving interested juniors and seniors, at Broughton.
The room is packed with people on both sides of the issue. Supporters of removing the program have brought in speakers such as Hope Carmichael, who had helped lead efforts to fight conversion of Lacy Elementary to a year-round calendar and later backed the 2006 bond issue.