The days of the Wake County school board holding an annual meeting in June to elect a chair and vice chair will soon be over.
Last week, the General Assembly passed a bill that eliminates wording saying the Wake school board must hold its annual meeting to elect board officers in June or July. This will allow the school board to hold the annual meeting whenever it wants, likely in December after the fall board elections.
The change came about because in 2009 the new Republican majority kicked Kevin Hill out of his term early to make Ron Margiotta the board chair. The new Democratic majority reciprocated last year by kicking John Tedesco out early as vice chair in favor of Keith Sutton.
Rather than go through the process of picking new officers in December and then holding another vote in June, the board unanimously agreed to ask the legislature to change the local law. This now means that the terms of board chairman Kevin Hill and vice chairman Keith Sutton will likely end in December instead of June.