The Wake County school board's agenda for Tuesday covers a wide range of things, including student assignment, eliminating the Effectiveness Index and relocating Central Office to Cary.
During the work session that begins at 3 p.m., the board will discuss board member Kevin Hill's consensus-building approach to developing a new multi-year student assignment plan. They'll also get into a talk on the 2011-12 assignment plan, the third year of the plan adopted by the old board.
Also during the work session, the board will discuss whether to keep the process of having only one regular action meeting per month.
Other work session topics include an update on the process of restoring the parent counseling services cut from Project Enlightenment, capping enrollment at Forest Pines Elementary and the district's cell phone contract.
During the regular meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m., the staff will discuss the timetable for relocating Central Office to the Crossroads site in Cary. Along the way, the board will vote on declaring several buildings as surplus property that can be sold, including the main building on Wake Forest Road in North Raleigh.
The board will also hear a presentation on staff that's expected to lead to the formal adoption in December of the name Rolesville High School for the facility being built in Rolesville. The alternatives from staff are Buffalo Creek High and Quarry Road High.
The last item on the regular session agenda is a second attempt at designating EVAAS as the primary data tool. It's the second try at eliminating the Effectiveness Index. A prior vote failed 5-3 on Oct. 5 with board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman saying she could have supported it if the wording was different.
(I haven't forgotten about blogging about Thursday's forum at Lacy. I've been working on a daily story that's tied me up.)
The cover sheet for the EVAAS resolution says that the school system will no longer allocate any resources for the Effectiveness Index.
If passed, the resolution would essentially kill off the Effectiveness Index. E&R has said that the only resources put in are staff time.