There is a new Triangle school board member on the steering committee of the National School Boards Association's Council of Urban Boards of Education.
But it's not Wake County school board chairman Keith Sutton, who was nominated from the floor but not elected during the recently concluded annual NSBA conference. Sutton had told school board members he intended to seek a leadership position on CUBE.
Instead, a press release sent Tuesday afternoon announced that Minnie Forte-Brown was elected chair of CUBE's 16-member steering committee. Forte-Brown is vice chair of the Durham school board.
But it still might have been a successful conference for Wake. The application deadline for superintendent had been extended a week to allow a recruiter from McPherson & Jacobson to meet with possible candidates at the conference.