Wake County, N.C., says the cost of avoiding year-round schools is $285 million

Feb. 21, 2007
District would need nine more elementary schools by 2010.

Wake County, N.C., school planners say it will cost about $285 million in additional funding to avoid opening all new elementary and middle schools on a year-round calendar. That is the amount needed to build nine additional schools by 2010 and create more traditional-calendar options for families. The money would be in addition to the $970 million bond issue voters approved in November to combat Wake's soaring student enrollment.

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