Education

Wake school board calls closed meeting

Posted March 5, 2010 6:30 p.m. EST
Updated March 5, 2010 6:36 p.m. EST

— 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."