The school board voted again for the DuBois site, Kathryn Watson Quigg
said, "because that was the only site they could guarantee we would have ready in time for school.We have to provide seats, to provide a place for children in the fall."Quigg is the school board member for District 1, which includes Wake Forest, Rolesville and eastern Wake.
"Our job is to provide the site," Quigg
said."Their (the commissioners) job is to provide the funding.I think this was the best decision."The school system will pay for the DuBois lease that will end July 31, 2007, out of operating funds, Quigg
said.A new lease will have to be negotiated.The first lease agreement was for $43,400 a year if the gym was used, $36,000 if it was not.The county commissioners will have to agree to the $575,000 estimated cost to prepare the site for the modular units, which could be placed early in March.The town board has approved the site plan, and Wake Forest officials have been working with school officials for all the permits.The modular school should be ready for students by July 1, Quigg
At the same time, Quigg
said, the pressure to build new schools and renovate existing ones is increasing.