The Wake County school board is scheduled to vote today on a pair of policies that could impact how the new Democratic majority adds action items to the agenda.
The board vote on Policy 1322 would revise how the regular agenda could be amended. It says that action items such as resolutions may only be added to the board agenda if they're consistent with the requirements of Policy 1321.
The board is also supposed to vote on revising Policy 1321 so that when board members request action on an item they'd have to "provide the Board with adequate data and back-up information." The current policy only puts that onus on providing data on the superintendent.
Both policies are scheduled for first reading. But if two-thirds of the board agrees, they could be approved today on one vote with no requirement for a second reading.
These policies come after charges made the last two years by critics of the Republican board majority that they acted without data or backup information. It's an issue that was also raised by AdvancED.
The items were added to the agenda in response to the AdvancED report.
During the work session, the board agreed to modify the wording on Policy 1322 to say that it would take a two-thirds vote of those present to have an action item added at the start of the meeting.
The revision on Policy 1321 has been removed from the agenda because it's felt that the two-thirds requirement added to Policy 1322 will address the issue.
The revision to Policy 1322 was unanimously approved on first reading. The new majority will handle the second and final reading.