Changing Technology, Demographics Steer Capital Spending for Schools

November 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/27/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 21, p47
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This article reports that demographic trends have prompted a shift in the capital spending of school districts and schools in the U.S. in 2006. Many larger districts found themselves having to build one or more schools a year just to keep pace. In Wake County, North Carolina, voters approved a $970-million school construction bond issue, clearing the way for Wake County Public School System to build 17 new schools by 2011, fully renovate 13 existing schools and perform smaller projects at 100 other schools.


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