It would appear that the state NAACP won't be getting the 45 minutes it wants to make a presentation to the Wake County school board.
The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, made the request for time at a January board meeting in an open letter sent last week to school board chairman Ron Margiotta.
Margiotta said he responded with an e-mail message offering to have the school system's leadership meet with Barber. It would basically mean a meeting with Barber, Margiotta, school board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman and Supt. Del Burns.
Margiotta said he made the counteroffer after speaking with Burns about how they had handled similar requests in the past from different groups.
"We've never in the past responded by giving a meeting with the entire school board," Margiotta said.
If would be a different matter if Barber or other members of the NAACP sign up for their three minutes during the public comment section of a board meeting.