Wake County Briefs

Commissioners backed on schools

From Staff ReportsJanuary 11, 2007 

— Americans for Prosperity and Wake County Citizens for Quality Education urged at a news conference Wednesday that the school board not oppose efforts by county commissioners to block the conversion of schools to a year-round calendar.

Fran DeLuca, state director of Americans for Prosperity, said the school board should "accept the appropriate fiscal involvement of the Wake County Board of Commissioners" and "find alternatives to mandatory year-round."

On Monday, the commissioners approved advancing $312 million from the $970 million in school bonds approved by voters in November. Commissioners also rewrote the schools' spending plan, moving up new schools and delaying year-round conversions, new mobile classrooms and eight renovation projects.

The school board voted Tuesday to push ahead with the conversions.

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