The Wake County school board will hit on a variety of topics during today's work session.
Topics include the proposed 2011-12 calendars, the disadvantaged student supplemental fund, the times of board meetings, the transition plan for community-based schools, public-private partnerships and textbook funding.
In terms of meeting times, school board chairman Ron Margiotta has talked about starting the regular meetings later in the day for people who can't come now because of the afternoon start time. He's also talked about moving the meetings outside of Central Office.
This is the first official work session meeting of the board now that it has converted one of the two monthly regular meetings into a work session. The idea is that these work sessions will give board members more time to discuss issues before voting on them.
But with 10 items, the board will be hard pressed to cover them all today before the scheduled 6 p.m closing time.
The meeting starts at 1 p.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. As a work session, it's open to the public but there's no public comment section.
Click here to view the draft 2011-12 calendars for traditional, year-round and modified-calendar schools, They need to be approved by the school board by Dec. 31. Depending on what suggestions might be made today for changes, they could be formally approved by the board soon.