Appeals Court Hears Wake School Board Case

Feb 24, 2011

A North Carolina Appeals Court today heard a case against the Wake County School system. Plaintiffs say the Wake School Board broke laws regarding open public meetings.

The Wake School Board meeting on March 23rd was contentious and crowded. So crowded, in fact, that several news outlets offered to pay for the meeting to be moved to the Performing Arts Center downtown.

But the Wake School Board instead chose to limit seating and required citizens to get tickets. This angered many, including those who were already upset at the School Board’s decision that night to end the district’s diversity policy.

A Wake County Superior Court Judge dismissed the suit last May. The Court of Appeals will likely issue a ruling in several months.