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Wake County school board to discuss new school sites for school bond issue

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The location for new schools that would be funded by this fall's bond issue will be the main topic at today's Wake County school board facilities committee meeting.

Staff will review updated circle maps for new school sites and give the prioritization for the sites. The plan for the next bond is to build 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

The board will also discuss proceeding with performance contracting for additional funding of school projects.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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