Forest Ridge High is now dead as a Wake County school site.
The school board voted 5-4 tonight to abandon Forest Ridge and direct staff to pursue two alternatives in Rolesville proposed by Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles. The new majority wasn't deterred by warnings from staff it could cost an additional $15.4 million to switch sites.
But at the urging of board member Keith Sutton, the board passed a motion to ask Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest and Wake County to pay a total of $7 million to help offset the additional costs. Students from those five areas will send students to the new high school.
Sutton's motion passed 5-3 when board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman split with the majority to back the minority.