Proposal Going To County Commissioners – School Board Votes 5-2 For One New Davie High School
By Beth Cassidy
Five members of the school board believe it is time to move forward with plans to build a new high school.
Before a standing-room only crowd last week, they gave the nod of approval to have Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness take the plan to county commissioners in hopes they share the same vision and will put the plan on a November ballot.
Two members of the board, Steve Ridenhour and Paul Drechsler, said while it would be great to have a new school, now is not the time to build because of the potential economic impact it could have on the county. They both voted no. But before the vote was taken, Drechsler expressed an interest in the school being as “green” as possible and asked the architects to add solar panels.
Hartness and the architects will present the $53 million plan to the commissioners at their regular meeting April 1 at 7 p.m.
If commissioners agree to put a bond referendum on a November ballot, it will be the third time in the past decade voters have been able to decide the fate of the high school.
The public comments portion of the meeting was moved so comments could be heard before the board voted on the proposals, and 17 people signed up, with …