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Franklin Officials Want Bond Money for Schools

Posted July 19, 2007

— The Franklin County Board of Education has called for the county commissioners to set a bond referendum in August 2008.

School board members said most of the $53 million bond would pay for the construction of Franklinton High School, planned to be built near the intersection of Cedar Creek and Lane Store roads.

The remainder of the funds would be used for renovations at all other county schools, except the new Louisburg Elementary, school board members said.


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  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 19, 2007

    There are very few certified teachers as well. I heard anyone with a batchelors degree can teach for 2 years before certification is required.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 19, 2007

    There is very little community support. Take a look at the bleachers on a Friday football night.

  • LaLa-Land Jul 19, 2007

    I have watched this pitiful story slide off the front page today. What is even more sad is the fact only a few parents with kids who need that new high school even bothered to post. My kids are destined to fall through the floors and go without books as well. We should be getting some new trailors in the school yard soon. I wonder where they will be put. Out front?

    Our kids deserve the absolute best education our society can afford, yet nobody wants to pay for it. The US keeps falling lower and lower in education and all people do is complain about money. These kids are our future and nobody seems to really give a ****. The citizens of Franklin Cnty should be livid with the complete mismagement of our tax dollars and the total lack of any amenities or services. We are sitting right next to Raleigh, and as far as our leaders of this community are concerned we could be a thousand miles away.

  • PikeMom Jul 19, 2007

    Say what you need,and leave other peoples thoughts out of it.Fight you own battles,as you started this one.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 19, 2007

    I actually think the whole thing is pretty silly. I only have a little while longer to waste time here so we will have fun while it lasts i guess. By reading some of the statements posted by many others about you in different WRAL forums it is pretty obvious that you try to razz somebody every day. It passes time though. Gee i wonder if we have met at any of the school functions? Maybe we can disagree in person sometime.

  • PikeMom Jul 19, 2007

    I think I'll lick my BOOBOO.I am so laughing.I don't even know why you snapped????I said Looserburg,you live in F'Town.Same difference just worse.Now get me.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 19, 2007

    It takes one to know one Pikemom. I am sure your daughter has some of your bad qualities as well.

  • PikeMom Jul 19, 2007

    Razor back,why are you being such a smart a@#%.Like mother like son.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 19, 2007

    dwsprag -at- yahoo -dot- com.......I agree with that. The property is adjacent to the new community Hidden Lake and by the looks of things it was very expensive property.

  • dwsprag Jul 19, 2007

    They have just recently completed a land purchase for 39 acres of land for an elementary school for $35,000.00 per acre, which is triple the price they should have paid. They have spent money unwisely in the past, though Franklinton High School has been under neglect for many years by the county. I wonder what the purchase price for the land they are considering for the new High School is.

    They just tried a bond last year and it was defeated, and it was just for 10 million. The tax rate in Franklin County is one of the highest in the State and has just increased to pay for a School Bond past several years ago.

    If this Bond is passed the tax rate will probably go up another 20 cents per $100.

    I am one resident who will vote no for this Bond, because the School Board and County Commissioners have spent money unwisely over the past 15 years and have approved development in areas where there is no infrastructure in place. The water and sewer system is already overtaxed.