More to come later, but Wake County school board members and Superintendent Tony Tata offered apologies tonight for the way bus service operated last week and the long registration lines at Central Office.
Words like "dismal," "unacceptable" and "failure" were used to describe the bus service last week. Board members Christine Kushner and Jim Martin called for an independent audit of the transportation department.
Along with the apologies, the new Democratic school board members blamed the bus and registration problems on the choice plan and changes made in student assignment by the former GOP majority. This drew a sharp response from the Republican board members.