Wake County Schools

Funding could halt renovation of Wake County school

Posted June 27, 2018 6:26 p.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2018 11:19 p.m. EDT

— Renovations on one of Wake County's oldest schools may have hit a snag.

Wiley Elementary School on Saint Mary's Street in Raleigh dates back to the 1920s. The building has been up for renovation for years, but the costs keep going up.

The initial budget for the project was nearly $18 million, but bids are now coming in closer to $24 million.

In a Wednesday meeting, district leaders discussed whether the project should be cut-back or postponed.

"We know the repairs and the updating and replacing the cafeteria and improving classroom spaces are very important, particularly in our oldest building that we are still using, and we will find out what the board chooses to do," said school board member Bill Fletcher.

More discussion on the project is planned for next month.