The new Wake County school board majority is flexing its muscles with the new board committee assignments.
Members of the new board majority are leading nearly every major committee. For instance Debra Goldman will chair the policy committee that will review the proposed changes to the diversity policy. She's also got the human resources committee.
John Tedesco will chair the student assignment advisory committee and the economically disadvantaged student performance task force. Deborah Prickett is chairing student achievement and Chris Malone has the facilities committee.
Of the board minority, Keith Sutton and Carolyn Morrison fared the best. Sutton is in charge of the finance committee and is vice chair of two committees. Morrison is in charge of the legislative committee and vice chair of two committees.
Both Sutton and Morrison are relatively new members appointed to fill vacancies last summer,
In contrast, veteran board members Kevin Hill and Anne McLaurin aren't chairs or vice chairs of any committee. Hill is only on the human resources committee while McLaurin is a member of the facilities and policy committees.
Tedesco is on five committees. All the other new board members are on at least three committees.
School board chairman Ron Margiotta, who set the committees, is an ex officio member of all the committees.