It's a new Wake County school board but the same process for dealing with student transfer appeals.
The board will continue the process begun in 2010 of having staff hear the two-minute appeals with the full board deciding on each case after getting a report from the panel. It was a change that had been pushed for by then-school board chairman Ron Margiotta, who didn't think board members should have to sit in on the appeal panels.
Chief Transformation Officer Judy Peppler told the board on Tuesday that they had received 3,557 transfer requests, representing 2.5 percent of the students registered for this fall. She said that percentage is running slightly behind what it's been at this point in time in recent years.
How many of those 3,557 transfer requests are rejected by staff and appealed to the board remains to be seen.