Wake County (N.C .) district may need 32 additional schools by 2020

Feb. 17, 2011
Projections show student enrollment will grow by 50,000 students the rest of this decade

From The Raleigh News & Observer: Even though a sputtering economy has slowed growth, Wake County (N.C.) schools still may have to accommodate an additional 50,000 students by 2020 - a projection that has sparked early talk of the need for nearly $1 billion for school construction. More seats will be needed at the high school level by 2013, at the elementary level by 2015, and in middle schools by 2017, for a total of about 32 new schools, according to projections made by county planners. Total enrollment by 2020 is projected at nearly 195,000.

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