Today should be a long day for some Wake County school board members.
It will start off at 9 a.m. with the board's facility committee meeting. It will wrap up sometime this evening with the community engagement meeting at Holly Springs High that could end at 9 p.m. or later.
This will mark the first committee meeting of the new board.
The main topic of the facilities committee meeting will be a review of alternatives to the Forest Ridge High site that was presented at the Jan. 20 joint meeting.
A review group had found that it would be more expensive and lead to delays to drop the Forest Ridge site. But members of the new board majority, particularly facilities committee chairman Chris Malone, want to look elsewhere.
Also on the agenda is a review of site planning issues regarding the new Rolesvllle Middle School. Wake is using federal stimulus funds to help keep the project on schedule.
The committee meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the board conference room, 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.