Stay tuned Tuesday to see whether the Wake County school board reconsiders the deal to lease a vacant office building to use as Panther Creek High School's new ninth-grade center.
School board chairman Kevin Hill said that the lease deal, approved by the board on Feb. 7, is the sole topic of the specially called board meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents have been flooding the school district to voice their objections to the deal.
If the school board does a 180 on the lease deal, the likely alternative would be to plop some modular units on the site of the future Alston Ridge Middle School. While closer to Panther Creek that the office building, the Alston Ridge site wouldn't be ready until August 2013.
On a related note, school board member Deborah Prickett sent out an email today saying that it's been determined that the official vote on Feb. 7 on the deal was 8-1 with only Jim Martin voting no. This comes after the email exchange between Prickett and Susan Evans about the vote.