New Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata made the rounds today, meeting with Gov. Bev Perdue and members of the General Assembly.
School board member Carolyn Morrison, who accompanied Tata today, said they were meet-and-greets with no substantive issues discussed. In addition to the usual politics of a superintendent meeting the governor, you also had the backdrop of Perdue having criticized the Wake school board for ending the diversity policy.
Today's meetings are part of an effort by Tata to spend a half-day with each of the school board members. The board members are taking Tata around to meet with various groups.
Today was Morrison's turn. As chairwoman of the board's legislative committee, Morrison said she asked state Rep. Grier Martin if he could have some legislators, including members of the Wake delegation, meet with Tata.
Since they were going to be in the area, Morrison said she had also asked Perdue's office if she could spare some time today to meet with Tata. Whatever differences Perdue may have with Wake, Tata is still the superintendent of the state's largest school district.
In addition, Morrison arranged visits today at Brentwood and Green elementary schools and Carroll Middle School.
(On a separate note, head back to the blog at 10 a.m. tomorrow for details on the controlled-choice plan being presented by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership.)