Today's Wake County school board discussion should be action packed from the work session straight through to the annual meeting and regular meeting.
The thing that will likely most generate attention on the work session agenda is Superintendent Tony Tata presenting what's expected to be a modified form of the blue student assignment plan to the board. One key question could be whether the board balks at the lack of base assignments.
Other work session topics include:
* Presentation of the Broad report referenced Saturday by Tata that indicated Wake wasn't closing the achievement gap.
* Discussion of the changes to the student discipline policies.
* Discussing whether to use 2006 bond issue savings to build new schools.
* A discussion on the redistricting plan for board districts that was approved by the board already.
At the annual meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m., it's still possible thing that a Democrat will be elected school board chair. The back-room negotiations are still taking place.
At the regular meeting, issues will include voting on the discipline policy changes and on modifying the bell schedules as part of the state waiver to not add five more days of school for the 2011-12 school year.