There used to be a time when parents of schoolage children made up a large share of the Wake school board.
But with the grueling meeting schedule that the school board has, parents of current students have become a minority. Until Keith Sutton was appointed to the board recently, Lori Millberg had been the only board member of schoolage children.
That number will increase by at least two after this fall board's elections with parents of schoolage children making up all the candidates in districts 1 and 7. (I'm counting Rita Rakestraw because her oldest child is 4 and will be in a Wake school in the near future.)
Parents of students could also win in district 2 and 9. Parents of schoolchildren are also among the applicants for the District 6 vacancy.