Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher is calling a bill turning over school construction to the county commissioners "bad legislation" that "should be stopped."
In this letter to the editor today, Fletcher complains that Senate Bill 236 "removes the school system from having any input into what is built, where it is built and when it is built." He writes that "it abolishes the system of checks and balances that has worked well for Wake County residents for decades."
"The people responsible for providing high-quality education in safe, nurturing environments will have absolutely no say in what goes into new schools and renovations in the future," Fletcher writes. "All decisions about future school buildings will rest with only the county commissioners."
His letter comes as the state Senate Education Committee will pick up the bill Wednesday.