The Wake County school board will vote on the 2015-16 student assignment plan on Tuesday, elect its leaders for the next year and take $18.1 million from its fund balance to fund items such as employee bonuses.
The board will discuss the assignment proposal during the work session with the official vote scheduled for the regular meeting. Two issues left over last week’s work session are whether to approve the reassignments between Salem and Turner Creek elementary schools and to grandfather with bus service the Haddon Hall families now attending Laurel Park Elementary.
If no changes are made today, 2,734 current students would face reassignment next year with 1,585 of them eligible for grandfathering.
Other work-session topics include the names of four new schools, the preliminary 2014-15 facilities utilization report showing the level of crowding at each school and an update on the district’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Between the work session and regular meeting, the board will hold its annual meeting where a chair and vice chair will be elected. Last year’s election saw a coup d’etat when Keith Sutton was ousted as board chair in favor of Christine Kushner.
One of the regular-session items is voting to allocate $18.1 million in fund balance that’s reserved for special projects to pay for things such as items that had been cut out of the board’s budget and a one-time bonus for support staff. The state budget gave school support staff a $500 raise while state employees doing similar jobs got $1,000.