You can also look for new leadership next week on the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
It's expected that Joe Bryan will take over Monday for Paul Coble as chairman of the board of commissioners while Phil Matthews would remain vice chairman. Barring any repeat of the 2009 restroom incident, Bryan will likely be elected by his fellow Republican commissioners.
Bryan says he has contacted both Republican and Democratic commissioners for their support.
If, Bryan said Friday, he wins the vote for chairman, his priority will be reestablishing a partnership with the Wake County school board. He wants to get a bond issue for school construction not only on the ballot, but also approved by voters.
"As far as other goals, they are not going be as high a priority for me," said Bryan, of Knightdale, who served as chair in 2005 and 2008.
Asked directly, he said that means putting a proposed sales tax increase for mass transit on the ballot is lower on his list than supporting a school bond issue.
Historically, Bryan has been more willing to break with Republicans to side with Democrats on school issues. But in the last few years he's stuck firmly with Republicans on school funding.
Relations between the school board and commissioners have been strained since Democrats retook the school board last year.