Parents who want to have their say at tonight's community engagement meeting at Broughton High School should really consider showing up early.
People can begin signing up to speak at 6 p.m., 30 minutes before the meeting starts. Based on the prior meetings, there's about enough time for 40 speakers at three minutes apiece.
Parents on both sides of the Broughton magnet issue are expected to grab several spots. Supporters of keeping the IB program at Broughton have begun mobilizing in the past week to counter those who want the program gone.
Tonight could become a preview of Wednesday's fight before the school board when the vote is held on Broughton.
There should also be parents who speak about not wanting to be reassigned out of Leesville Road High School's base.
Another reason to show up early could be parking. Unless parking is allowed on the grass, you might have to do some walking to get near the school tonight.