N.C. General Assembly debates competing school construction plans

February 21, 2019 | North State Journal

Schools across North Carolina are in desperate need of repair due to age, or in need of new construction due to attendance growth or class size changes. After two hurricanes ravaged schools in the eastern part of the state within the last four years, some of the repairs and new construction are particularly urgent.

The North Carolina House and Senate are running competing plans on the best way to fund school construction and capital needs. Both contain funds around the $2 billion mark, but legislators are debating over which model is the best.

House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) is backing a statewide bond proposal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) has a bill that would draw from an existing fund.

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