The Wake County school board majority may be losing the goodwill of the Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association by not responding to the group's request that Keith Sutton be appointed to the student assignment committee.
In a letter Sunday to school board chairman Ron Margiotta, RWCA President Dan Coleman is complaining that the group's March 31 request for Sutton's appointment hasn't been responded to yet. Coleman notes again the group's willingness to work with the board in developing the new assignment zones.
Coleman writes that the group is willing to have another member of the board majority join the committee to balance Sutton's membership.
"Our request to have Keith Sutton on the Assignment Committee, fully aware that his vote will not dismantle the stated goal of the majority seems more than appropriate and your failure to grant this request cause for grave concern," Coleman writes.
Also in the letter, Coleman says the RWCA is concerned that "there is absolutely NO relationship between the schools and the CACs in Raleigh that I am aware of." Raleigh has 18 Citizens Advisory Councils.
Coleman said the RWCA is asking that Marigotta go ahead, even before the adoption of the new assignment zones, to have principals participate in their local CAC.