A way out of the high school corner
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is stationed at the paper’s New River Valley bureau.
Nine months have passed since Blacksburg High School’s gymnasium collapsed, yet the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors still has not decided what to do about it.
To its credit, it handled the immediate aftermath well. Students are in school today.
For a while, a majority of supervisors supported repairing the old high school, but escalating costs and community ire have them reconsidering. Building a new school for Blacksburg — and an overdue school for Riner — is back on the table.