Speaking of school board elections, it could get more expensive to run this year.
Staff wants the board to vote today on setting the filing fee for candidates. The current $5 fee could rise to $148.
State law says the filing fee can be as low as $5 or up to 1 percent of the annual salary for the office sought. In the school board's case, 1 percent would equal $148.
Staff says that the majority of elected bodies in Wake are using 1 percent as their amount.
While the higher fee could discourage some people from filing, it might take out the less than serious canidates. There have been some odd ones over the years.
Click here to read the information the board will review today.
The board set the filing fee at $75.