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Commissioners Approve Wake School Board Request To Reallocate Money

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake County is moving money to pay for a plan to build modular schools.

On Monday, county commissioners agreed to the school board's request to reallocate $6.8 million.

Mobile classrooms and modular schools are slated for the next school year to deal with faster than expected growth. The money discussed Monday comes from construction savings and renovation plans from 2000.

As a result, other projects may be delayed in favor of the modular plan unless another bond issue passes in 2006 or 2007. The plan right now is to build two modular elementary schools, a modular wing at Wakefield High, lease space from Magellan Charter and bring in 146 mobile classrooms.

On Wednesday, the Wake School Board and county commissioners will discuss reallocating $40 million from last year's bond issue.

The school boards needs $88 million.

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