The Wake County School Board voted to take another step toward eliminating the system’s diversity policy after months of heated debate over moving to neighborhood school assignments.
The board also worked to revise their policy for public comment at meetings even as fewer people showed up to make their voices heard. Just more than a dozen made their pleas to the board before their vote. Members of the board minority in favor of the current policy backed Keith Sutton’s revisions to promote diversity, but they were voted down 4-3. This was the first reading for both the revised student assignment policy and for the public comment policy. After another reading, both could be final at the board’s May 18 meeting.