Not everything went the way the new Wake County school board majority wanted today.
Because of an error, the board was unable to vote tonight on the terms of the contract with Thomas Farr to be special interim legal counsel. It's likely though more a case of delaying the inevitable.
Here's the background.
The Farr resolution had been added to today's agenda as a policy related action item. It was lumped in with 33 revisions to policy that are considered minor.
For the past year, the board has been routinely approving revisions to policy as part of an ongoing review. The board has been reviewing the policy changes at the committee of the whole meeting before voting on them during the regular meeting.
But the new board has had so much to do since December that the policies have never been discussed during COW. As a result, tney've been pulled from agenda.
The same thing happened today when the board agreed to pull all the policy items when they adopted the agenda. The problem, unknown at the time, is that it also meant they dropped the Farr resolution.
Later on, school board chairman Ron Margiotta realized the error. But board attorney Ann Majestic said that now that the agenda had been passed it would required a two-thirds majority to amend the agenda.
Margiotta said he'd call a special meeting just to vote on Farr because the odds of getting a two-thirds vote on this issue aren't good.
But when school board member Keith Sutton said he'd vote to amend the agenda because it was going to be approved eventually anyway, Margiotta called for a vote.
But Kevin Hill, Anne McLaurin and Carolyn Morrison voted no. With Sutton, they had five votes. But Margiotta couldn't provide the sixth vote because he can only vote when there's a tie.
Look for Margiotta to schedule the special meeting soon.