Some questions were raised at Tuesday's Wake County school board meeting when board members Debra Goldman and Deborah Prickett weren't present for the start of public comment.
Both board members missed the first 11 of the 20 speakers. Their absence was noticed by Christine Kushner, a critic of the new board majority and member of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition, who asked if she would wait for them to return before she spoke.
School board chairman Ron Margiotta's answer that Goldman and Prickett were in a meeting was met with audible skepticism by the crowd.
It turns out that the two board members were meeting at Margiotta's request with Growth and Planning staff to discuss student assignment issues.
Goldman said she could hear the speakers from the audio feed that was piped into the board's conference room. Goldman said she plans to watch the video of the speakers she missed.