wake county

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Old Moves, New Politics: County Seeks to Control Schools

A recent bid by the Wake County Commission to take over school site ownership and construction isn’t new. In fact, the Commission has been trying to change the way schools are built since at least 2002. But for the first time in a decade, it appears that the state legislature has the right political makeup … Continue reading

School Board, Commission Fight Brewing

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated from its original version to include a correction. Although it’s been widely reported that the state supports public money going towards charter schools, that is not in part of the legislative agenda and is just part of the Wake County Commissioners’ agenda. Wake County School Board members this … Continue reading

One Seat Filled, Another Open on Wake School Board

The Wake County School Board has filled one empty seat — just in time for another opening. The seven remaining members of the Wake County Board of Education voted Tuesday to place Tom Benton into Chris Malone’s vacant District 1 seat. Malone left the board when he was elected to the North Carolina House of … Continue reading

Wake Board of Education Tables Elementary School Security Vote

After discussion about whether to start posting unarmed security guards at public elementary schools, the Wake County Board of Education members decided Tuesday to delay the vote for another meeting. This week, the Wake County Public Schools Department of Security publicly announced its  recommendation for security guards in elementary schools. Parents and community members immediately … Continue reading

County Considers New School Bond

Wake County voters could see a new bond on the ballot this fall as the Wake County school system continues to grow. The schools bond would be used for building new schools and improving existing buildings. But first, County Commissioners and Board of Education members must find out exactly how much growth is projected. And … Continue reading

Wake County Board of Education Starts Year With Full Agenda

Final exams are looming for some Wake County Board of Education members, while others must study up for their midterms this year. John Tedesco, representing District 2 and Southeast Wake County, Deborah Prickett, representing District 7 and West Raleigh and Morrisville and Debra Goldman, representing District 9 and Western Wake County are all facing reelection … Continue reading

Early Voting Underway in Wake County

Raleighites! If you’re planning on voting early, check out the voter guide put together by the Raleigh Public Record. I contributed articles about Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor candidates Bill Cole and Pat Lawson, as well as the candidates for NC State Senate District 15, Sig Hutchinson and Neal Hunt. Regardless of your party or political … Continue reading


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