Wake Forest-Rolesville High reopens after renovation

Posted August 16, 2010

— Wake Forest-Rolesville High School reopened on Monday after a $51 million renovation project.

The school was closed for the past year, while workers performed improvements, including a new parking deck and the first four-story school building in Wake County.

Cecile Rbeihat, a teacher at Wake Forest Rolesville High for 19 years, approved of the changes.

“I have not had anything brand new since I’ve been teaching. So, now I have lots and lots of new things, like new desks. I have two new file cabinets,” she said.

Full renovations at the school won’t be complete until next summer, school officials said.

The Wake Forest-Rolesville project is one of many planned in Wake County, but a tight budget is making it tough to get them all done.

“It just means that we need to be cautious. That we need to spend out money wisely,” said Chris Malone, a member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Wake Forest-Rolesville High reopens after renovation Wake Forest-Rolesville High reopens

Malone said it’s only a matter of time before the school system turns to voters pass another bond to pay for needed improvements.
It’s unclear when a new bond will be discussed and how much the bond would be.

Four new schools are opening in Wake County this year - Mills Park Middle School and Alston Ridge Elementary in Cary, Holly Grove Middle in Holly Springs and Heritage High in Wake Forest.

The school board recently approved funding to design two elementary schools and one middle school on previously owned sites.


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  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Aug 17, 2010

    Why are they so hard up for money.

    Wasn't the profits from the lottery supposed to be like water flowing in the streets.

    Now seriously.

    Unfortunately, the state now contributes less to the schools using the lottery money to fund the difference.

    The schools are still getting the same amount of money from the state no matter what was promised when "status quo" Bev and Jim "convict" Black slid the lottery through using an unethical procedural move.

  • boatmonkey82 Aug 16, 2010

    GO! Rbeihat , ILL BRING YOU SOME MORE BOJANGLES SOON , CAVEMAN . i know , you taught me better grammer than this :)

  • wondrfl1 Aug 16, 2010

    The renovation is wonderful. I am sure it will be exciting for the Cougars to be home. I can't wait for the team to play in Trentini again!! GO COUGARS!!

  • jaschmidt87 Aug 16, 2010

    Soon WF-R HS will become WF HS. As soon as the High School in the Rolesville area is built WF-R will probably lose the R.

  • erivera11 Aug 16, 2010

    "The Wake Forest-Rolesville project is one of many planned in Wake County, but a tight budget is making it tough to get them all done."

    ...i thought the state lottery was for that..."Education Lottery" yeah w/e...the government is culprit like always taking money away from ppl. its been a while since the state lottery came out and millions of dollars spent by ppl using it...

    WCPSS i think there is money...stop taking it (government)

  • Cougar82 Aug 16, 2010

    The campus at WF-R is AWESOME!!! Wake Forest-Rolesville has been on the "waiting" list for so many years. With these renovations it makes the waiting very worthwhile! WELCOME HOME COUGARS --- THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!