It should be interesting today watching what happens when Wake County school board members and Wake County commissioners meet for the first time since they began warring against each other in the state legislature.
The official purpose of the meeting is to continue work on developing the next school construction bond referendum so that it can be placed on the October ballot.
According to the agenda, the meeting objectives are "understanding the overall process and timetable," "understanding the scope of needs for new schools and renovations" and "understanding the variables and assumptions used to determine the number of new schools."
This will include discussing the school district's 2012-13 facilities utilization report and the school board's desire to open new elementary and middle schools on a traditional calendar.
It's not officially on the agenda but it wouldn't be a surprise if they also discuss the county's legislative agenda. You could have school board members questioning why commissioners think they should be in charge of school construction and maintenance and why they should be allowed to fund charter school construction.
During Tuesday's school board work session, board member Deborah Prickett complained that the first joint meeting on Jan. 17 was too short and didn't get into the issues that were dividing the two boards.
But school board member Susan Evans said she was upset that commissioners didn't mention their legislative agenda items at the joint meeting.
Both boards have agreed to add to the end of today's meeting agenda a discussion about the school ownership proposal and other issues between the two boards.