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School board member Patti Head won't seek re-election

Posted March 16, 2009
Updated March 17, 2009

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— Wake County School Board member Patti Head says she will not seek re-election.

Head said Monday she has tried to serve the community during her eight years on the board, but now wants to spend more time with her family.

Board members Lori Millberg and Eleanor Goettee have also announced they will not run again.

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  • time4real Mar 17, 2009

    Patti Head had zero, none, nada, no chance of winning any future election. She has failed so far beyond failing her constituents, well, she as failed beyond anything that I can think of.

  • djcnty8 Mar 17, 2009

    "Let's make it a requirement that any candidate has to have a child enrolled in a Wake County Public School. This way any decisions made by the board will also be felt by them directly. While we are at it, let's also split the district in half (East West or North South). The current district size is too large to manage effectively."

    That would mean I should run! I have two kids in first grade now and one that will be starting school next year. Maybe with my thoughts on bussing and year round, I stand a 50-50 chance of being elected.

  • IMPressive Mar 17, 2009

    Let's make it a requirement that any candidate has to have a child enrolled in a Wake County Public School. This way any decisions made by the board will also be felt by them directly. While we are at it, let's also split the district in half (East West or North South). The current district size is too large to manage effectively.

  • colliedave Mar 17, 2009

    Also, any person with a degree in education should be disqualified.

  • colliedave Mar 17, 2009

    We need individuals on the school board who want to each child in the system is pushed to achieve his/her fullest potential. Instead of busing children around to meet racial goals, we need to see the schools that have the highest percentage of children who are not performing at grade level get the resources needed to help these children rather than moving them around to schools to say that the schools are performing well and the children fall through the cracks and do not get the help they need.

  • gt_football Mar 17, 2009

    Rosa, Rosa, Rosa are you paying attention! You should be NEXT!!!

  • PaulRevere Mar 17, 2009

    THey see the writing on the wall.

  • speedy Mar 17, 2009

    Patti. Do us a favor and leave a map to the door for Rosa. I doubt she can find it herself.

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Mar 17, 2009

    She is a liar and should have left years ago. You will not be missed, Patti!

  • Fun Mar 17, 2009

    The question in my mind is the "school board" just a "puppet board" set up by the bureaucrats to "appease" the public. What is the real legal authority of the school board over the school system?

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