In the latest Gurley-Norwalk battle, both Wake County commissioners went at each other Friday over the cost of neighborhood schools.
As noted in today's article by Thomas Goldsmith, Commissioner Stan Norwalk claimed Friday the school board's efforts to create a neighborhood-based system would cost $250 million.
"You're making things up," responded Tony Gurley, chairman of the board of commissioners, in the article.
Gurley suggested the school system might save money by decreasing the amount of busing needed. (Of Wake's $63 million transportation budget, $17 million is from local dollars.)
As for Norwalk, he's likely referring to the potential additional capital costs that critics say will be needed from neighborhood schools and ending mandatory year-round schools. Members of the new school board majority have disputed those figures.
During Friday's retreat, commissioners learned that the county faces an anticipated budget shortfall of nearly $18million for the fiscal year that begins July 1.