Wake voters get say in Wake Tech expansion plan
Posted August 6, 2012
The Wake County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to put a proposed $200 million bond issue to fund expansion at Wake Technical Community College before the voters. The bond referendum will appear on the November ballot.
Wake Tech would use the $200 million in general obligation bonds to build a new campus, the school's sixth, in Morrisville. The state's second-largest community college serves more than 65,000 students and has more than 6,000 on a waiting list.
"Over the next six years, Wake Tech expects to grow by 50 percent,” President Stephen C. Scott said in a statement. “These facilities will help students get the classes they need to get the degrees they need to meet the county’s job market needs.”