Republican Wake school board member Debra Goldman has reportedly left Wake County for Wilkes County, which means her days as a board member are coming to a close.

Under school board policy, the remaining school board members would appoint a successor to Goldman’s seat, which expires in November. The departure of Goldman, a Republican, would give the board’s Democratic majority even more of a chance to increase its control.

The school board is already scheduled to fill one vacancy caused by the resignation of Republican board member Chris Malone, who was elected in November to a seat in the state House. The board will interview the eight applicants for the position and pick a replacement Tuesday.

Care to wager which political party the two new members of the “nonpartisan” board will represent?