Short-term plan to school crowding
Crowded schools in Wake County have virtually become a permanent fact of life. Most, if not all, new schools are deemed too crowded even before the grand opening. The question seems to be, what to do you do about this?
The long-term plan comes from the Wake County commissioners and the Wake County Public School System. And this plan will be slow to develop, fund and apply. It’s just the nature of political bodies. Unless school crowding is declared a tragedy, the first thing to happen will be the formation of a task force to study and report an action plan. Short-term corrective action is not part of this process.
A short-term plan should be a compromise between commissioners, the school systerm and municipalities. There could be aesthetically manufactured modular additions to existing schools that residents, students and staff would be proud of. Resistance to this idea seems to be that these modular additions have poor aesthetic appearance and set unwanted precedent for the future. I just can’t see that this has to be true. This compromise would be at a minimal cost as compared to the cost for new school construction.
The alternative to this is to wait for years to get ahead of this perpetual school crowding problem, and the “ouch factor” for substantial increases in taxes required to fund a long-term plan. Your choice.