Wake Ed

Wake County school board members praise student assignment proposal

Wake County school board members were overwhelmingly positive about the draft 2015-16 student assignment proposal on Tuesday, but new board member Zora Felton may have gone a bit overboard in her praise.

“This is very, very impressive,” Felton said during the work session. “There is nobody that can question this logic. Nobody can question this.”

“Don’t say that,” school board member Jim Martin quipped as he drew laughter from the entire board. “New board member.”

Student assignment changes have typically drawn heated complaints over the years.

Felton, who was elected to the board in October, drew more laughs when she qualified her earlier remarks to say “not many people.”