In this week's issue of In Context, the WEP's newsletter notes the small turnout and the unhappiness of voters with student assignment policies. You also get an interesting analysis of the precinct results in each race, such as how Horace Tart missed the runoff by not doing well in Fuquay-Varina.
On the SAS report, the WEP says that Asst. Supt. David Holdzkom will discuss the report with the school board on Oct. 20.
The Wake Education Partnership finds itself in a difficult situation right now. The group has traditionally had a strong relationship with the school board but the new members aren't exactly big fans of the WEP.
When interviewed yesterday, WEP President Ann Denlinger repeatedly said she couldn't discuss the election results because the group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group. Joe Ciulla of the Wake Schools Community Alliance has said that a complaint has been filed with the IRS over past statements made in the WEP"s newsletter.
Denlinger said yesterday that she looks forward to working with the new board members.
"We need to make the best of it as we can," Denlinger said of the new situation.