In case you don't get The Cary News, new Wake County school board member Bill Fletcher is showing why he was picked by the board majority to fill the District 9 vacancy,
In this Q&A in Sunday's edition, Fletcher says its "not a good idea" to turn over construction, ownership and maintenance of schools to the Wake County Board of Commissioners. In terms of the rest of the commissioners' legislative agenda, Fletcher says having four at-large school board seats is "a poor idea" and he's not in favor of using tax dollars to build charter schools.
On student assignment, Fletcher says that "in order to be successful in a diverse society, we need diverse schools." Fletcher also says Cary parents think stability is more important than proximity.
Fletcher said he will be at Caribou Coffee at 109 S.W. Maynard Road in Cary at 2 p.m. Thursday in case anyone wants to drop in and “just have a little chat." That meeting will come right after what could be another tense meeting that morning between the school board and commissioners.