Monday, June 25, 2007


FIVE School Board seats will be up for grabs this fall. In District 3, Carol Parker will be "retiring" from her position. Rosa Gill, the new Board Chairperson, will be running for re-election in District 4. Susan Parry (District 5) and Beverly Clark (District 6) will more than likely run for re-election, although it's not official yet. In District 8, Ron Margiotta is expected to run again as well.

So far, only one new person has indicated that he will run. Kevin Hill has announced his intentions to run in District 3 to replace Carol Parker. The News and Observer tells a little about him in this blog post.

A huge opportunity exists here to "overhaul" the School Board, but quality candidates are needed. If you know of such people in any of these districts, please encourage them to consider running, and/or to think of other possible candidates. This is one of those "thankless" jobs, yet we all know who will benefit from wise and fair leadership -- the childrenof Wake County.

JULY 6 - JULY 20 marks the two week time period when candidates can file with the

Wake County Board of Elections.

This deadline is fast approaching, so please put some thought and prayer into this now!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Commissioners vote 4-3 on WCPSS $$$$

In a 4-3 vote today, the Wake County Commissioners approved an increase in funding (from the original budget proposal) for the Wake County Public School System. Although they stopped short of funding the full amount requested by the School Board, they did give the board 24.9 million instead of 18.9 million (I think). Here's a link to the N&O article, and I'm sure it will be all over the news tonight.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Time Correction

Concerning my post just before this one - The School Board is actually starting their Committee of the Whole meeting at 11:00 today, not 12:00 as is the norm. I've been told that they will first discuss the magnet school issue, but who knows?

TODAY - Big Discussions Slated for the Wake School Board

The Wake County School Board has a busy day ahead. Word has it that they will discuss year-round schools (especially where to place families who opted out), magnet schools (some might lose their magnet status), and the budget (WCPSS is asking for more money than the County Commissioners have alloted in their proposed budget). The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 12:00 noon. This is where the board "hashes out" everything. It's an open meeting, but just to listen. The regular School Board meeting begins at 2:00, and 3:00 is the time designated for public comments. Three minutes is the time limit for comments, and you must sign up to speak prior to 3:00 (I'd say by 2:50). I am still hoping to be there, but due to a change in my daughter's schedule, I might not be able to stay past 2:30.

Monday, June 04, 2007

TODAY: A Chance to Speak on the County Budget

Sorry that this is such a last minute notice, but I just found out.

Wake County Commissioners will hold two public hearings today (June 4) on the County Manager's Budget Proposal.

The first is at 2 p.m. at the Wake County Courthouse in Room 700. The second is at 7 p.m. at the Wake County Office Park in the Commons Building.

I believe that WCPSS has requested $10 million more than the county manager has is proposed.