Here's a bit more discussion on how the Lost Colony deal came to an end at Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting.
Heading into the meeting, it looked like some school board members were all set to continue the relationship with Granville County schools to pay the $1,443 per student tuition for the Lost Colony students.
But things changed when the school board found out that bus service was already being provided to the Lost Colony area. This means service wouldn't have to be added if Wake kept the 51 students now going to Granville.
Asst. Supt. Chuck Dulaney showed the board a map of the Lost Colony area. Click here to see the map. You'll find it in the last page of the handout.
School board member Patti Head said the map was "eye opening."
As you'll see, not all Lost Colony students are going to Granville County. Some have chosen to go to school in Wake even though the commute is much longer.
Since the Lost Colony students do live in Wake, the district has to serve those who want to attend schools here.
Dulaney said four buses now run to the Lost Colony area. They go to Pleasant Union Elementary, Wakefield Middle, Wakefield High and to Lynn Road Elementary because a student opted out of year-round.
“We already have buses going," Supt. Del Burns told the school board. "If we didn’t have buses going it might be a different matter."
Also as pointed out in Wednesday's article, school board member Beverley Clark said the Lost Colony families who still want to go to school in Granville can do so if they pay the tuition and not Wake.
Board members quipped that the Lost Colony really isn't lost.
"I’m glad we’re getting rid of the Lost Colony," said Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the school board. "We now have new Wake County students."