John Tedesco grabs the District 2 seat on the Wake County Board of Education. His win with more than 75 percent of the vote is expected to shake up school diversity policies.

Tedesco’s win Tuesday sets a new majority that could shift the school system’s student assignment policy promoting socioeconomic diversity, where students are bussed to schools across the county to achieve a balanced makeup of students.

Tedesco and three other newly-elected school board members have indicated they want to change the policy in favor of neighborhood schools. One other sitting member of the board also supports a change.

Tedesco and the other new board members – Chris Malone in District 1, Deborah Prickett in District 7 and Debra Goldman in District 9 – take office Dec. 1.

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