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Panther Creek High modular classrooms to open in January

Posted September 10, 2008 11:55 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2008 3:28 p.m. EDT

— Panther Creek High School students will continue taking classes in the library, cafeteria and other non-classroom spaces until January, school officials said Wednesday.

Modular classrooms planned for the school won't be available until then.

Wake County school officials applied for a permit for the modular units in May. Cary officials said the school system applied for the permit with the understanding that the units would open in January.

Cary officials said they have expedited the process for Wake schools, including finishing a necessary traffic study. Site work will be done in the coming weeks, and the units will be installed and any needed road improvements completed in November and December, officials said.

Panther Creek High was designed for 1,600 students, but 2,197 students were attending the school as of the 10th day of class. Almost 1,500 students attended the school last year, when it opened with only ninth through 11th grades.