Johnston County voters could be asked this fall to borrow $133 million to build a new high school and elementary school in the fast-growing western part of the county, according to The News & Observer.
The school board has made the request to county commissioners, who will decide the details of a bond referendum on the November ballot.
“We’re growing a school a year,” Mike Wooten, chairman of the Johnston County school board, was quoted as saying. “We are blessed to be in a county that’s growing, but we are growing faster than we can build schools.”
Johnston County was the third fastest-growing county in North Carolina last year. Its growth outpaced that of Wake County, which was ninth.