Wake County Board of Education

  • The Wake County Board of Education is the local governing body of the Wake County Public School System. Its nine members are currently elected from separate county districts. 

    The school board sets policy for the school system implemented by the superintendent and administrative staff. The board also adopts an annual budget proposal that includes its request for local funding from the Wake County Board of Commissioners as well as its plan for using state and federal funds. The school board does not have taxing authority.

    The North Carolina State Board of Education, as legislated by the North Carolina General Assembly, provides statewide public school governance. The state is responsible for the majority of the district's funding as well as oversight of core academic curricula.

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: Consistent with the August 18, 2021 declaration by the Town of Cary requiring face coverings in all indoor settings, properly worn face coverings are now required for those attending Board of Education meetings to limit the spread of COVID-19. In keeping with the Town's declaration, a face covering must be "secured to the head with ties, straps, or loops over the ears" and fit "snugly against the side of a person’s face." Board members, WCPSS employees, and the public must wear a face covering even if vaccinated. A properly worn face covering means the nose, mouth and chin are covered. If you are unable to wear a face covering because of a disability, you may watch the livestream of board meetings or listen by phone.

    Seating at the meetings is also limited to increase social distancing. Members of the public who want to attend a board work session or formal meeting are asked to sign up until further capacity restrictions are removed. It is not necessary to sign up to attend committee meetings, although face coverings are required.  

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