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Wake school board calls closed meeting

Posted March 5, 2010

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— The Wake County Board of Education has called a closed-session meeting for Tuesday evening about a personnel matter.

It's unclear, however, what the meeting is about. Several board members said Friday they could not say.

In two recent closed sessions, board members said that they discussed the contract of Wake County schools Superintendent Del Burns and whether he should stay on as the district's chief following his public criticism of the board and its direction.

In a meeting on Tuesday, board members met for two hours about Burns. Board Chairman Ron Margiotta said then that no action was taken but the discussion was not over.

In several interviews last month, Burns, who announced he's resigning June 30, he accused the board of "partisan political gamesmanship" and said ending the school system's decade-old diversity policy would segregate rich schools and poor schools in the school system.

When asked Tuesday about his job status, Burns said: 'I'm still at the table, still working. Let's leave it at that."

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  • injameswetrust2003 Mar 5, 2010

    Closed session is required for personnel matters, i.e. Del Burns. If the former - voted out Socialist board were still in control, no one would say a WORD about closed session.

    I vote that they sue to have Rev. Barber close his mouth.

  • piknowles4 Mar 5, 2010

    Wake County School Board calls closed meeting. BIG SURPRISE!! The way they do business all meetings should be closed. They act like there are only five members anyway.

  • geosol Mar 5, 2010

    I'm SHOCKED!!! What with the huge mandate (5-4) the new paid-for activists on the Board think that they have, why shouldn't they do whatever they think that they want?

  • luvbailey Mar 5, 2010

    I am shocked that none of the new board members would comment. They all love the camera.

  • didisaythat Mar 5, 2010

    I do not have a child in WCPSS, but it amazes me that since the knew majority with the board how much negative publicity the media gives them. Now I am not saying the media is biased....wait yes I am. And I like the suit the NAACP sends to only the 5 that are not liberal. Very funny. Did anyone read the letter from the NAACP? If I were in a position where the NAACP I would be darned if I bowed down to that group of racist instigators.

  • RaleighMD Mar 5, 2010

    Here is a blog for those that have positive ideas for WCPSS:

    http://www.wral.com/golo/page/1896337/?id=7174330

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Mar 5, 2010

    CHICKENS!