Wake County Schools

Wake schools to buy former YWCA property in Raleigh

Posted January 24, 2013

— The Wake County Board of Education voted Tuesday to buy the two-acre former YWCA property on East Hargett Street in Raleigh for a future school site.

The school voted 4-2 to purchase the property for $825,000 after the Wake County Board of Commissioners rejected a previous deal to buy three acres for $1 million.

One of the three lots up for grabs after the YWCA filed for bankruptcy in July had a title issue that prevented its sale to the school district. 

Still, a spokesman for the school system said the two lots that didn't have title problems will be large enough for a school.


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  • superman Jan 28, 2013

    Make all schools year round and then maybe maybe people will vote for another bond issue. Until then, I wont vote to give the school system a "dime". The post indicated that the CC didnt approve another site so they must have approved this on.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 25, 2013

    Stuff like this is why the school board should have nothing to do with land and building schools. they should lay PROVABLE requirements out to the county commissioners and the the commissioners should handle property purchase and building. It is also time to STOP building more schools. It is time to use other options to provide educational opportunities for the kids in Wake County. The Traditional Public school system is a dinosaur that needs to end. Absolutely ZERO accountability exists. thus the students end up with substandard education.

  • common_sense_plz Jan 25, 2013

    not much of a school can be housed on 2 acres of land. Appears to be another waste of money by our wonderful wake county board of education.

  • bill15 Jan 25, 2013

    The building across the street, that looks like an old school, is being remodeled and will be the Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy in the fall.

  • LKG-Lover Jan 25, 2013

    What about the building right down the street that looks like an old school. It's not two blocks away from the YWCA site. Did anyone see about reopening that school?