Broughton to keep IB program

May 18, 2010 3:10:07 PM PDT
Broughton High School will keep its International Baccalaureate Program in 2013-14 even though it's losing its magnet status.

In a thumbs up vote Tuesday, Wake County School Board member Kevin Hill was the only one who voted against continuing to fund the program. He's a former principal of an IB middle and high school.

"I'm not against the program at all. I'm only concerned that keeping it at Broughton may take students away from the IB program at Garner High School. I'm afraid it will lead to inequities in our school system," Hill said.

All the other board members said it's important to keep the program going for 11th and 12th graders to keep Broughton competitive.

The board still has to vote during its regular meeting. The cost to maintain the program is $180,000 per year.

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