Student assignment, the school budget and the bond issue are among the items the Wake County school board will deal with today.
The board will hold the first of two scheduled votes on this revised student assignment policy that would incorporate as goals minimizing concentrations of low-performing and low-income students at schools.
On a related diversity note, the school board will vote on approving a budget that asks county commissioners for an $8.3 million increase in funding. This request includes $218,000 to create an Office of Equity and Diversity, which could elicit questions from some commissioners.
During the work session, the board will continue to refine the list of projects that would be funded out of this fall's proposed school bond referendum. One thing to see is if board members call for revising the original staff list to cut the number of new schools in order to increase funding on renovation projects.