I meant to blog about this much sooner. but it's worth noting that two Wake County school board members have taken advantage of the change in policy to revamp their board advisory councils.
Board members Debra Goldman and Deborah Prickett have removed some BAC members before the expiration of their terms in order to replace them with new people. In May, the board changed the policy that had previously meant that BAC members served until the end of their terms, which could run up to three years.
Under the new policy, all BAC members require reinstatement once new board members are sworn into office.
Prickett said she had made changes in response to requests from people who wanted to serve on her District 7 BAC. She said there's nothing unusual about an elected official wanting to make changes after taking office.
The policy change had been pushed by Goldman, who said in February she'd like the ability to appoint new BAC members right now whose views she thinks would be good based on the "different emerging issues" at the time.
Neither board member Chris Malone or John Tedesco said they decided to remove any BAC members before their terms expired.