University of Arkansas officials say they are willing to pay a premium to buy the Fayetteville High School campus, adjacent to the university. It's potentially a $60-million-plus deal. This is a powerful new wrinkle in the ongoing battle in Fayetteville over whether to build a new high school and, if so, where. I await The Iconoclast's assessment.
UPDATE: Cassandra is exactly right. The Iconoclast rips John White and Fayetteville school nabobs such as Supt. Bobby New yet another couple of new ones.
White and New will soon be gone, but their actions will leave a legacy. No one will ever believe University administrators when they say the school needs more state tax dollars or continuing tuition hikes to provide an adequate education. Not when they spend state funds to hire more administrators and use student tuition money for real estate speculation. No one will ever believe that Alan Wilbourn is meeting the One Vision strategic goal #6, to "continually and effectively communicate with all stakeholders." A sad situation from a sorry deal.