As usual, the School Board meeting is running a bit late.
However, the room is already nearly full.
I just saw Superintendent Joseph Wise laugh with board member Nancy Broner.
Just in case you're wondering about the set up, Chairwoman Vicki Drake sits front and center, and Wise sits next to her. Also sitting on the dais at the end is Wise's chief of staff and best friend David Sundstrom.
Wise's executive staff sits at the very front of the audience, including several people he hired and a couple from his old district in Delaware.
The room is eerily silent now. Vicki Drake, the board's chairwoman, just took her seat so we're ready to begin ...
By the way, Skot Wilson, a local parent and overall thorn in the board's side, just dropped off a copy of a petition gathered by his son with the names of about 40 classmates calling for the resignation of Wise.