The Wake County school board is set to talk about the diversity policy in Wake County schools, today. The diversity policy assigns students to schools in order to maintain a socio-economic balance, and assures that no school has more than 40% of student who receive free lunch. Many of the newly elected members are for changing or doing away with the policy, while others feel like it’s dismissal would make way for the return of segregated schools.
In the meantime, there is still no decision on Superintendent Del Burns move out of office. Burns resigned – effective June 30 – expressing concern over the direction in which the current board and members are heading. Some board members welcome Burns’ resignation and are asking for him to leave even earlier. In effect there is a “Stop Wake School Board Bullies” petition that expresses a lack of confidence in some current Wake County board members.