The Wake County school board unanimously voted tonight to enter into a lease to use part of the campus for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh to house a new all-girls school.
Wake will pay $387,840.80 a year to house the Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy. The Council of State also approved the lease today since it involved state property.
Some Morehead parents and staff were unhappy about the lease, feeling the blind students were losing the best spots on campus to Wake. But the deal is supposed to help generate enough money to allow the state to keep the school open.
Wake opted to house all the female students at the Morehead School after negotiations fell through to place some of the students on the campus of William Peace University.