Wake County Schools

Wake County Board of Education resumes indoor meetings

Posted September 30, 2020 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2020 4:46 a.m. EDT

— On Tuesday, the Wake County Board of Education will hold its first indoor meeting since the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the state's executive order, indoor gatherings are limited to 25 people. The board will have to adhere to that 25 person limit when they gather on Oct. 6.

Six community members will be randomly selected to attend the board's meetings to be able to offer public comment.

The public can apply to attend the meeting through an online lottery. The lottery will open up 48 hours prior to each board meeting and will close at 5 p.m. the day before the meeting.

The six people who were randomly chosen to attend the board meeting will be notified after 5 p.m. the day before the board meeting.

Two people will be randomly selected as "alternates" in case one of the people selected to speak during the public comment period cancels. People who were selected to speak during the public comment period will need to confirm that they will be at the meeting two hours before the meeting begins.

The board has nine members who will attend the in-person meeting, in addition to six other people:

  • The school board's attorney
  • The board's administrator
  • Wake County Public Schools superintendent
  • Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning for Wake County Public Schools
  • Director of the Security Department of Wake County Public School System

Four media representatives will also be allowed to attend each meeting.

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