The budget, student assignment and magnet schools are among the items on today's Wake County school board plate.
During the work session, the board is setting aside an hour to get a staff update on how round two of the assignment plan went and to hear about any recommendations for changes. The vote on changes would come during the regular meeting.
Student assignment topics will include the questions and timing for the parent survey, whether to provide transportation to pre-assigned feeder pattern students with no bus service, when to dissolve wait lists, the perception of mandatory year round assignments and whether to open this fall Abbotts Creek and Richland Creek elementary schools.
The board is scheduled to spend another hour during the work session discussing the review of the magnet school program. This could ultimately lead to magnetization and demagnetization of some schools.
The board will also discuss during the work session before voting in the regular meeting on the budget proposal. The indications are that the superintendent's request for $8.8 million more from the county commissioners is the floor rather than the ceiling of what the board will request.
One thing to see is whether the budget vote goes along party lines or whether some or all the Republicans will back asking for an increase in county funding.