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New Durham school information session planned

Posted September 30, 2009
Updated October 1, 2009

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— The Durham Public Schools Construction and Capital Planning Department will host a community information session on Oct. 13 to review plans for a new middle school.

The money to build the facility, referred to as Middle School B, will come from bond funds approved by voters in 2007.

Information will be presented about the Snow Hill Road school site, near the Treyburn area, and adjacent city parks, the building design and its capacity.

After the presentation, questions from the public will be answered.

The session is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. at the Northern High School Auditorium at 117 Tom Wilkerson Road.

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  • pepmanmark Oct 1, 2009

    Just because a neighborhood is populated with homes valued less than $200,000 and Just because there isn't a fancy name for our neighborhood does not give any development group the right to "ensure" the access to the proposed school will access from our neighborhood. This isn't a country road with a house or two, this is a road with many homes and many feeder roads as well as two schools and the western access to an industrial park. It's ridiculous to think that Snowhill rd can handle the new traffic - come on Durham Public Schools use common sense!

  • Boogalooboy Oct 1, 2009

    Also, I understand the Snow Hill Road has NO School signs up and down the road. They are totally against all the roads leading to and from the school attaching to Snow Hill Rd only. Apparently the have ever growing traffic as is.

    I talked to one of the residents and they said they would welcome a school to the northern part of the county but there were 1000's of acres of land available that would not negatively affect any existing neighborhoods. Also, I understnd the schools say the land was donated when actually there was a waiver of several $100,000 of impact fees for some 3rd party. The Land Conservancy may have been a part of the deal as well.

    Sounds as if Durham Public Schools made yet another bad choice of sites. That seems to happen a lot.

  • Boogalooboy Oct 1, 2009

    Hmmmmmmmmmm they have been referring to the school as the Treyburn Middle School for over a 6 months now.