Raleigh, NC -- Wake County schools are getting ready to open the most expensive high school the district has ever built.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the district spend $75 million on Rolesville High School, where classes begin Monday. The school is four stories and is the first one in Wake county designed to hold over 2,200 students.
Backers of the school say it is state-of-the-art and is built in pods to feel like 16 smaller schools. But critics said the price tag is too high.
Voters will get a say in October, when Wake County schools ask them to approve $800 million in bonds to build more schools for the district, which is projected to grow by 3,000 students this school year.