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School board's Gill to replace Blue in House

Posted June 12, 2009

— Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the Wake County Board of Education, will serve out the remainder of the House term of Rep. Dan Blue, D-Wake.

Blue moved to the state Senate after the April death of Sen. Vernon Malone.

Rosa Gill Who will replace Rosa Gill?

Gill, a member of the school board for more than a decade, was selected over Bernard Allen II by Democratic Party leaders in a vote Thursday night.

Gov. Beverly Perdue must approve the party's selection before Gill can take office.

The remaining eight members of the school board are expected to meet Tuesday and will likely talk about the process of picking Gill's replacement.

Several groups are backing candidates in the fall who say they support community schools over the board's current policy of bussing students for economic diversity.

School board member Lori Millberg said Friday that diversity would be part of the discussion.

"Since the majority of board members support that, I think the board will be looking for candidates that support that, as well," Millberg said.

Gill said whoever replaces her will really have to want the job.

"First of all, you need to be dedicated," Gill said. "This is something you need to want to do, because it's going to be very time-consuming, and you're going to have to make difficult decisions."


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  • speedy Jun 12, 2009

    "95% of you have no idea of what it takes to be a part of the board's decision making process, much less how to sucessfully "chair" a board!"

    News flash. Rosa NEVER fell in the 5% either.

    Can we PLEASE get someone who can get beyond their own personal agenda and represent the people this time?

  • Not_So_Dumb Jun 12, 2009

    "But they will never reduce the number of Year-Round Schools."

    Actually, Baucom in Apex is year round now, but will be traditional next school year. August doesn't seem like never to me.

    Typical school board defender - ignore facts when you have an agenda to force on people.

  • AX Jun 12, 2009

    I would like to see RON in charge

  • TheAdmiral Jun 12, 2009

    I am running for her seat. No to illegals. Yes to everyone having equal, free access, and no to bussing.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 12, 2009

    I can always count on time4real to rant and rave on any school issue, especially if it concerns YR School. Now, I'm starting to enjoy Not_So_Dumb ranting and raving. One thing I have to look forward to is many more years/decades of these two's tirades. Because Year-Round School is NOT going anywhere. It might go stale for a while. But they will never reduce the number of Year-Round Schools. And yes, it will grow tremendously over the next few years as they are still trying to build enough schools to handle the kids. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

    You two keep bringing it. Because I love reading your posts.

  • injameswetrust2003 Jun 12, 2009

    We need some new ideas on the school board. However, I expect more status quo since the Board gets to pick another one of their own (re: Del Burns.)

    It is so nice to have a group of Socialists who put diversity and test scores ahead of all else. Is it more important to have the best school system "in the nation," or the best school system for THOSE WHO ARE PAYING FOR IT?

  • NuGamma Jun 12, 2009

    I thought this was a forum
    Fri, 06/12/2009 - 15:13 — Teacher34yrs
    I thought this was a forum where people exchanged ideas, offered workable solutions, and communicated intelligently. What I've seen is complainers, negative inuendos, name calling and child like behavior! 95% of you have no idea of what it takes to be a part of the board's decision making process, much less how to sucessfully" chair" a board! As an observer of some of your comments, it's quite obvious you choose to be a part of the problem instead of trying to create a team effort solution. Stop whinning and get out there and become a part of the solution. Blaming and name calling only make you appear immature and spiteful. I'm quite thankful for the few of you who have some great ideas and are offering them as a means to this end! Be assured that these ideas are not going unnoticed.

  • onyourheels2 Jun 12, 2009

    this is one time i'm glad their spreading the wealth. it's not fair for us in wake county to reap all of her knowledge, let's spread some around the enire state. i can't wait for those kids in murphy to be bused to wake county.

  • Harrison Bergeron Jun 12, 2009

    Main Entry: Peter Principle
    Function: noun
    Etymology:Laurence J. Peter †1990 American (Canad.-born) educator
    Date: 1968

    : an observation: in a hierarchy employees tend to rise to the level of their incompetence

  • gt_football Jun 12, 2009

    What a JOKE!!! From a former math student of Rosie at GSHS! Best thing that ever happened to the Wake County School Board!