Peace University just issued this statement walking away from the deal for the single-sex schools:
“William Peace University has requested that the Wake County Public School System remove the university from consideration for the leadership academies due to the division and controversy on the Wake County Public School System board. We wish the Wake County Public School System the best as they continue to consider whether to move forward with the leadership academies.” – William Peace University
It looks like the Wake County school board will need to use its contingency plans for the schools.
Here's the statement the Wake County school system released in response to Peace's statement:
"The Wake County Public School System and William Peace University have been unable to reach an agreement on the location of the early college portion of the Leadership Academies. We will continue discussions in the future at a time that works for both of us to determine what is in the best interest of both organizations and their students."