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.

    Consistent with guidance from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor's Office, capacity limits are in effect for public meetings of the Wake County Board of Education.

    Beginning March 16, public meetings of the board will operate using these guidelines.

    Members of the public wishing to attend a meeting in person or offer public comment in person will be randomly selected after filling out an online form that will be available 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.  All members of the public selected to attend a meeting in person must undergo a health screening before entering the meeting room and wear a cloth face covering for the duration of the meeting, including those offering public comment.  For all in-person meeting requirements, please see the guidelines

    Residents wishing to address the Wake County Board of Education may also submit public comments in writing or video. The deadline for written or video submission is noon on the day of the meeting. More information.