Don't look for the Wake County school board to spend a lot of time on Tuesday going over board member Kevin Hill's consensus-building approach to developing a new student assignment plan.
The agenda for Tuesday's work session calls for spending 30 minutes discussing Hill's proposal. School board chairman Ron Margiotta said now that standing committees are being restored, he expects a discussion about whether Hill's proposal will be sent to a committee.
The rest of the agenda is packed with the longest amount, 60 minutes, set aside for a discussion of the details of next year's student assignment plan.
Laura Evans, senior director for growth and planning, had told the board that she'll show them what suggested changes have been received so far. It's a warmup for the Dec. 7 presentation of the revised plan to the board.
The first agenda topic will be on the Title I program.
The second topic is on student accountability gateways. Interim Superintendent Donna Hargens has told the board they'll want to discuss whether to join the state in dropping the requirement that students need to pass the end-of-grade exams in third-, fifth- and eighth-grades to be promoted.
The state has dropped the requirement because so much discretion was given to principals on promotions that most students who failed the EOGs were still advanced to the next grade level.
The next topic is a comparison of Wake achievement data with other districts. Margiotta said school board member Anne McLaurin made the request.
Chief Business Officer David Neter will then present a budget update.
Next comes the annual presentation of the facilities utilization report. The report shows crowding levels at each school.
Next comes a talk about planning assumptions for the next school construction program and bond referendum.
After a break, the board will hear the two student assignment items.
Then comes a cost comparison of the H-6 project, which is now Rolesville High after having been Forest Ridge High, with high schools in other districts.
Last up on the work session is a discussion of the school district's gang policy.
Once the work session ends, a special called board meeting has been scheduled so the board can meet in closed session with attorney Ann Majestic.
The work session starts at 1 p.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.