Two incumbent Wake County school board members would get some protection in a compromise being made to a state bill changing elections in the state's largest school district.
Senate Bill 325 redraws the Wake school board election districts and moves when the elections are held and how the winners are elected. The bill has been opposed by Democrats.
House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam has proposed an amendment that would change the boundary lines to move Democratic board vice chairwoman Christine Kushner and Republican board member Deborah Prickett into safe districts.
Stam said he doesn't expect Democrats to back the bill when it's up for a vote Thursday. But the Apex Republican said the Democrats are okay with the amendment. -- T. Keung Hui