It looks like Wake will have a response to the fallout over the school board's decision not to sign off on a study on the diversity policy.
Administrators are trying to draw up the framework for an evaluation of the diversity policy. The nuts and bolts of the evaluation are still being prepared.
The latest controversy dates back to December when the board's student achievement committee rejected studying how well students who were reassigned from North Garner Middle To West Lake Middle are now doing.
During Tuesday's student achievement committee meeting, Lori Millberg, chairwoman of that committee, said it's "unfair" to say they rejected studying the policy. She said they only decided not to study how it was affecting one group of kids.
(Go to this post to see how it went from a districtwide to a one group request for a study in December.)
David Holdzkom, assistant superintendent for evaluation and research, told board members he's been talking with Chuck Dulaney, assistant superintendent for growth and planning, about what a policy evaluation would look like.
Holdzkom said he would come back at the March committee meeting with the framework for the new study. It's unclear whether the review will look at individual students or whole schools.
Critics of the diversity policy focus on its impact on individual students while supporters prefer to look at the impact on schools.
School board member Anne McLaurin said they all believe in looking at the diversity policy. But she also noted that that there's a lot of data and a lot of different ways to look at it.