Here's a very abbreviated recap of today's Wake County school board policy committee meeting with more details to come later.
Teachers will be reminded of the need to dress professionally following concerns raised by school board member Debra Goldman. The student dress code will be revised to meet some legal concerns from board attorney Ann Majestic about potential violations of First Amendment free speech rights.
Chief Academic Officer Donna Hargens will meet with high school principals about the possibility of setting up waivers so that students who miss class because of a doctor's orders won't be penalized when it comes to counting absences for exam exemptions.
Staff will research whether the board should adopt a policy that would subject board members to all district policies. Board members are considered the employers so they're not subject to the policies that staff must follow.
The policy committee recommended that the full board ask the Wake delegation to change state law to allow the board chair be able to vote on all issues. The state law creating the merger of the Raleigh City and Wake County schools only allows the board chair to vote to break ties.