Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata is reassuring parents at two new single-sex schools that they’ll open this fall even if a deal to house the academies at William Peace University falls through.
In this letter Wednesday to families at the new schools, Tata told them that the contingency plan would be to house the men’s leadership academy at a modular school site next to East Millbrook Middle School in North Raleigh.
Tata said the backup plan for the women’s leadership academy would be to house them at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in downtown Raleigh.
School officials said there’s enough space next to East Millbrook that they could house both the men’s academy and the new Abbotts Creek Elementary School if needed. Abbotts Creek received so few applicants in the first round of the school selection process that the school’s opening may be delayed.