The school board endorsed a site design for the western high school last Wednesday, although school officials must acquire 6 acres to make the layout feasible.
School officials were scheduled to meet Wednesday with representatives of Howard Research and Development, the development arm of Rouse Co., which owns the land. Associate Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin could not be reached Wednesday for comment on the outcome of the talks. The school offices and Rouse Co. were closed Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The board might also end up paying for a road leading off Route 108 to the school entrance if River Hill, Columbia's 10th village, is not developed by the time the school opens in August 1994.