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02/19/14 — Commissioners put conditions on Board of Education's plans for school construction

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Commissioners put conditions on Board of Education's plans for school construction

By Steve Herring
Published in News on February 19, 2014 1:46 PM

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School superintendent Dr. Steve Taylor, right, speaks with Commission Chairman Wayne Aycock Tuesday morning after commissioners voted 4-3 to require the schools to use design/build to construct new schools. Aycock voted against the requirement.

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Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery, right, refuses to be swayed by arguments by school architect and developer Robert Ferris that design/build is not suited for schools and would not save any money. Daughtery finally walked away saying he would not vote to raise taxes.

Wayne County School Board officials shook their heads, murmured, and traded glances as Wayne County commissioners by a 4-3 vote Tuesday morning told them they could continue with their plans for two new schools, but that they had to...

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