It seems to be a question of when and not if the General Assembly will pass the bill letting the Wake County Board of Commissioners take control of school construction away from the school board.
State House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam said Senate Bill 236 is very much alive this session. In its current form it lets commissioners in nine counties take over all facets of school construction.
The bill was referred to the House Rules, Calendar and Operations Committee which as of late has been holding announced meetings at the desk of the committee chair. This means the bill could get pop up on relatively short notice on the House floor.
If the House approves a version different from the one the Senate adopted last month, it's likely the Senate would just concur with the revisions.