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Wake School Board Outlines Plans To Accommodate Student Growth

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Wake County Board of Education committee Monday outlined three different recommendations to deal with student growth over the next five years.

The first scenario involves building 34 new elementary schools, nine new middle schools and four new high schools.

The second scenario involves building 14 new elementary schools, seven new middle schools and six new high schools. It would also include buying 264 mobile classrooms.

The last scenario, the least expensive, would involve building some new schools, but would also mean converting every existing traditional elementary and middle school in the county to a year-round calendar.

The committee did not discuss the exact dollar amount of the proposals, but it is expected to be in the $1 billion range.

The full board is expected to vote on a final version of the plan at its meeting next Tuesday.

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