Six new schools are opening in Charlotte-Mecklenburg district

Aug. 18, 2008
New facilities, slower economy mean district doesn't need additional portable classrooms

TheCharlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school district isn't ordering new mobile classrooms for this year. Call it a sign that the recent downturn in the economy may have finally tamed local schools' explosive growth rates. Or that ongoing school construction is denting the problem. School officials are quick to note, however, that the growth problem isn't solved. The school system still has 1,200 mobiles this year. This year, six new schools will open, many of them in the booming suburbs north and south of uptown Charlotte. Six more will be ready for the 2009-10 school year. To read The Charlotte Observer article, click here.

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