Who will be chosen the new chair and potentially new vice chair of the Wake County school board today?
It's expected that Kevin Hill or Keith Sutton will be chosen as chairman because they're the only members of the new Democratic majority with prior board experience. The new chair would serve until the annual meeting in June.
One theory being floated is that Hill will be chosen as chairman to finish out the term he never got to complete in 2009-10.
Hill was set to complete his one-year term as chairman in June 2010 until the new Republican majority voted in December 2009 to remove him early in favor of Ron Margiotta.
Under this scenario of letting Hill complete his unfinished term, Sutton would then get the nod in June for a full one-year term as chair.
After the vote on the chair, the next question will be whether the new majority removes John Tedesco as vice chairman. His term doesn't officially end as vice chair until June.
If the new majority dumps Tedesco, will another Republican be chosen as a peace gesture? Or will one of the other Democrats get the vice chair's job?
Click here for a blog post today from Bob Geary of the liberal Independent weekly in which he supports letting Tedesco stay on as vice chair.
Geary isn't thrilled with the idea of Tedesco potentially campaigning next year for state Schools Superintendent while using his post as board vice chair. But Geary writes that leaving Tedesco as vice chair through the end of his term would send the message the new majority "intends to serve in the nonpartisan way their predecessor boards served."