There's plenty of empty seats at today's Wake County school board meeting.
Only 35 of the 153 vouchers were handed out for today's meeting. That's far less than the crowds that backed up into the hallway at recent meetings.
You've only got 21 people signed up to speak today. It'd down from as many as 100 speakers at recent meetings.
The topic that just about everyone wants to bring up today is student assignment. There are several speakers from the Breckenridge neighborhood of Morrisville who are upset that the board last week agreed to change the area's traditional-calendar option from Cedar Fork Elementary to the more distant Weatherstone Elementary in Cary.
The Breckenridge parents got a partial victory today.
The board agreed to make Cedar Fork Elementary their traditional-calendar option instead of changing it to Weatherstone Elementary. But the change was made with the realization that not all the applicants will likely be accommodated.
The board also heard the Leesville parents today who objected to their year-round application school being changed to Green Elementary. They'll now be going to Sycamore Creek Elementary.
In both cases, the parents had argued that Cedar Fork and Sycamore Creek was closer to them and more in keeping with the board's support for community schools.