WakeEd

The WakeEd blog is devoted to discussing and answering questions about the major issues facing the Wake County school system. How will the new student assignment plan balance diversity, stability, proximity and stability? How will Jim Merrill replace Tony Tata as the new superintendent of the state's largest district? How will voters react to a $810 million school construction bond referendum on Oct. 8 ballot? How will this fall's school board elections impact the future of the district?

WakeEd is maintained by The News & Observer's Wake schools reporter, T. Keung Hui. While Keung posts information and analysis on the issues, keep us posted on your suggestions, questions, tips and what you're doing to cope with the changes in Wake's schools.

Choose a blog

Looking at the start time and number of Wake County regular school board meetings per month

Bookmark and Share

Should the Wake County school board go back to meeting at 3 p.m. for action meetings?

The school board will vote Tuesday on first reading of a policy revision to restore the use of two action meetings a month, which would both offer public comment. The prior board majority cut it to one action meeting a month with the second meeting becoming a work session with no public comment section.

The board is also going back, at least for tomorrow, to its old regular/action meeting time of 3 p.m.

School board chairman Kevin Hill pointed out that board policy says that "the regular meetings of the Board shall usually begin at 3:00 p.m." He noted how board member Debra Goldman has been a stickler at saying they should follow what's in board policy.

The prior majority had changed the start time for the regular meeting to 5:30 p.m., saying it would help people who can't make it out at 3 p.m.

But Hill said that there are some people who can make it at 3 p.m. but not at 5:30 p.m.

Hill said he'd support discussing having one regular meeting a month at 3 p.m. and the other at 5:30 p.m.

1330987319 Looking at the start time and number of Wake County regular school board meetings per month The News and Observer Copyright 2011 The News and Observer . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Cars View All
Find a Car
Go
Jobs View All
Find a Job
Go
Homes View All
Find a Home
Go

Want to post a comment?

In order to join the conversation, you must be a member of newsobserver.com. Click here to register or to log in.

About the blogger

T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
Advertisements