$900 million proposed in school, Wake Tech bonds this fall


North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Wake County leaders are seeking $883 million in bonds for the Wake County Public School System and Wake Tech Community College.

Commissioners voted unanimously to continue the process that, if approved by voters, would mean a one per cent property tax rate increase next year.

The school bond would include $530.7 million for new schools, school replacements and program requirements for Wake County Public School System. New schools would include:

  • Pleasant Plains Elementary School (Apex)
  • Bowling Road Elementary School (Fuquay-Varina)
  • Wendell Elementary School (Wendell)
  • Parkside Middle School (Morrisville)
  • Unidentified High School (West Cary and Morrisville)

Also, the following schools would be replaced:

  • Lockhart Elementary School (Knightdale)
  • Brentwood Elementary School (Raleigh)
  • Briarcliff Elementary School (Cary)
  • Washington Elementary School (Raleigh)
  • North Garner Middle School (Garner)
  • Ligon Middle School (Raleigh)
  • Athen Drive High School (Raleigh)

The WakeTech bond would include $353.2 million for new buildings and repairs. Several projects are under consideration, including the New Health Sciences Building and parking deck General Education Building, Culinary Science Building, Cyber Science Building and parking deck.

A public hearing is scheduled for July 11 for the two bonds. If commissioners approve orders they will be added to Nov. 8 ballot.


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