The school board has junked plans to build a new elementary school in the Falls Lake watershed that had been opposed by the City of Raleigh.
As noted in today's North Raleigh News article, the school board voted last month to terminate the contract it had approved in January to pay $2.47 million for 30 acres on the northwest corner of Shooting Club and Creedmoor roads. The district is now looking for an alternative site in the northwest Raleigh area.
The decision was hailed by Raleigh leaders, who had opposed the construction of the school on that site because of concerns about its impact on the environmentally sensitive watershed.
School board member Ron Margiotta has never been a fan of that location, being one of two board members who had opposed buying the land in January. But he said that Raleigh and Wake County either needs to restrict development in the watershed or make it easier to build schoosl there.