JUNE 13, 2012 - The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education voted unanimously May 29 to ask Forsyth County Commissioners to fund $223.7 million in capital projects though a bond referendum.
An earlier version of this story, published May 30, erroneously reported that the board had come to an informal consensus to make the request and that the next step could be a formal vote on June 26. The board in fact did vote May 29 to make the request. Members of the public can still address the board at its meeting on June 26.
The school board has worked for several weeks on a list of possible projects to include in a bond referendum, and members said May 29 they felt that it was important to share the full list of needs with the public.
A full list of the proposed projects can be found here.
The county commissioners must agree to put a bond referendum on the ballot and set the amount of the bond referendum. If commissioners agree, the school board would tweak its list of projects and tailor it to the amount approved by the commissioners.
The board yesterday also voted unanimously May 29 to join North Carolina Learns, Inc. v. State Board of Education, a lawsuit that seeks to keep a virtual charter school from operating in North Carolina. The cost of the lawsuit will be paid by the N.C. School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund.