Stimulus funds and dessert are among the items on today's Wake County school board table.
During the committee of the whole meeting that starts at 1 p.m., staff will update the board on how Wake is using federal stimulus money. Wake is still hearing from people who feel the district should more aggressively use stimulus money to save jobs.
During last week's District 1 school board candidate forum, Rita Rakestraw cited how Winston-Salem Forsyth schools used stimulus funds to save jobs. She said Wake "needs to work tooth and nail to get every teacher back to reduce class sizes."
We might get an update today on how many of the 1,496 teachers and other school employees who were let go after June 30 have been rehired. The district expected to bring back more folks after the 10th-day of traditional-calendar schools. Before the start of school, 911 had been rehired.
At 3 p.m., Carolyn Morrison will be sworn in as the newest school board member. Then a dessert tray and punch will be served at a reception for her.