The new Wake County school board majority will begin holding committee meetings this week, but it will take a little longer for the student assignment committee to get going.
School board member John Tedesci said he's in the process of getting nominations from the other board members for which members of the public should be on the new committee. Tedesco, the chairman of the new committee, hopes the group will begin meeting next month.
Tedesco explained that he's asking all the board members to suggest three names. He's working with Carolyn Morrison, vice chairwoman of the committee, to pick one community member from each board district.
Once the nine names are chosen, they'll go to the full board for a vote.
Tedesco said he's looking at getting a broad range of people on the committee.
For instance, Tedesco is weighing whether Anne Sherron should be the District 6 representative on the student assignment committee. Sherron was one of the three people nominated by Morrison.
Sherron is chairwoman of the District 6 Board Advisory Council and a member of Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney's student assignment committee. While Sherron has a lot of experience reviewing student assignment plans, she's a strong supporter of the diversity policy and a critic of the new board.
At the Dec. 1 board meeting, Sherron accused the new majority of acting "like a bull in a china shop" with all the new resolutions that were added at the board table.
The nine community members will help the board members first review the 2010-11 assignment plan for any changes before beginning work on the new community-based assignment plan.