It appears you are going to be out luck if you want to speak out about student assignment at tomorrow's Wake County school board meeting.
The school system has posted a message on its website that the board will take advantage of a policy that allows the chair to defer public comment on an issue when public hearings for that topic are provided. This means that discussion of student assignment will be limited to four public hearings being held in January.
The old board had followed that policy on keeping public comment on student assignment plans out of regular board meetings. But the new board had been more flexible earlier this year.
But with potentially lots of magnet parents who want to talk about the 2011-12 plan coming out Tuesday or the proposed moves from the student assignment committee, some crowd control is now in place.
How far school board chairman Ron Margiotta determines a person is getting into student assignment and orders the individual to stop remains to be seen. For instance, will someone say they're talking about the topic in general and not about the 2011-12 plan to try to speak?
You can sign up to speak between 2:30-5:45 p.m. on Tuesday by clicking here.