Carolyn Boyd: Cost certainty needed

December 14, 2013 

Some people think that just because teachers and schools involve our kids they deserve the “best of the best.” One good example is the $75 million Rolesville High School, “the biggest and most expensive high school in Wake County history, possibly in state history.”

Kids don’t need a Taj Mahal to learn, and Wake County could follow Johnston County’s example and build schools from one plan that incorporates cheaper building materials instead of hiring an architect for each new school and gold-plating the buildings.

Wake County has just passed an $850 million bond to build new schools. Schools could be built cheaper and some of that money could go to teachers’ pay and classroom materials. The editor’s answer to everything involving our schools is more money. Why aren’t you suggesting better ways to spend the money we have?

Carolyn Boyd

Apex

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