School safety, academically gifted education, board member ethics and school names are among the topics that the Wake County school board will deal with Tuesday.
During the work session, the board will discuss the recommendations from the task force that was formed to review school safety. Several media outlets have focused on how Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, a task force co-chair, suggested the school system form its own police force, but that's not officially part of the task force's recommendations.
Also during the work session, the board will receive an audit report on the district's academically and intellectually gifted education program. The audit found various problems with how the AIG program is implemented.
The board will also discuss whether to revise the ethics policy to include punishments for board members who are deemed to have not acted ethically. It's a reaction to how word was leaked out, potentially by a board member, about he closed-session superintendent search discussions.
In a related note, the board will hold a swearing-in ceremony for new Superintendent Jim Merrill.
During the regular meeting, the board will vote on the names of three high schools. As noted in last week's article by Sarah Nagem, some people don't want the school board to rename the new West Apex High as Friendship Apex High.
(Today is my first day back from vacation so I'm still getting caught up on things.)