Newly-elected members of the Wake County School Board sent a promising signal to all Wake County taxpayers on Wednesday by demanding the current school board cease all work on the troubled Forest Ridge High School in northeastern Wake County (see article) .
Lack of local support and cost overruns have plagued the project. The possibility of another $7 million in costs for water, sewer and road improvements could add another 20 percent to the project. That’s too much.
The Wake County School Board has to get facility construction costs under control and get out of the business of constructing schools that look like shopping malls. The intial signs from the incoming school board members bode well for parents and taxpayers.