Another Wake Schools construction bond possible

April 27, 2010 10:33:54 AM PDT
The Wake County Board of Education is talking about another school construction bond.

The board is trying to figure out ways to deal with anticipated growth while money is limited.

The Facilities Committee is discussing everything from splitting high schools into morning and evening shifts to making sure classrooms are built bigger and are better wired for technology.

The board says it also wants to cut back on the number of mobile classrooms.

"Everybody wants to move away from mobiles, certainly we do too," Facilities Chairman Chris Malone said. "It will be a long term process, but certainly that's a solid goal."

Currently, Wake has more than 1,000 mobile classrooms -- twice as many as the school board's long-term plan had anticipated.

So far, no dollar amount has been discussed for the next construction bond. It's unclear when voters would see it on a ballot.

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