Tata To Deliver State Of Wake Schools

Aug 23, 2012

It’s a busy time for parents and students as many prepare to go back to school. It’s also an important time for decision-makers in the state’s largest school district.

Dave DeWitt: Wake County Schools have gotten plenty of attention the past few years, most of it unwanted. As the School Board has bickered over school assignment, calendar issues, and other topics, students have continued to perform above the state average. That has occurred despite the fact that Wake spends less per-pupil than the state average.

Those issues and others are likely to come up during tonight’s State of the Schools address. Superintendent Tony Tata, entering his third school year leading the district, will offer his thoughts at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

He’s likely to bring up the pending school bond. The School Board has begun discussion on what to include in the 1-billion dollar bond that could come before voters next year. The Board is looking to build about 24 new schools and renovate dozens more.