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$810 million bond request on October ballot in Wake County, N.C.

$810 million bond request on October ballot in Wake County, N.C.

Wake County, N.C., voters will decide on Oct. 8 whether to approve an $810 million bond request to pay for new and renovated schools and other educational improvements. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that county commissioners have agreed to put bond referendum on the ballot. The bonds would provide the bulk of the money for nearly $940 million in projects, including 11 new elementary schools, three new middle schools, two new high schools, six major renovations, land acquisition for future projects, upgrades to technology and security, and equipment replacement. The district expects 20,000 additional students by 2018.

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