I was surprised to learn that the Wake County Taxpayers Association supported the new school board members in last fall's election. Perhaps this is an organization that lobbies for higher taxes?
As far as I can tell the actions that the new members are taking will only make for higher education costs and subsequent taxes. They dismiss the $15.4 million estimate by the school system staff on the costs of abandoning the proposed site for Forest Ridge High, and now they decide to ask towns to cough up $7 million to offset the additional costs of their actions.
Their plan for moving to "neighborhood schools" and concentrating poorer students will eventually mean additional costs to try to get those schools to meet state and federal standards. Also, their zeal to convert some cost-efficient year-round schools to traditional schools will result in increased costs and the need for more building in the suburban areas of the county, while other schools in older neighborhoods go underutilized.
I look forward to opposing the next school bond referendum.