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House committee to review Wake County school construction bill

The bill that would allow the Wake County Board of Commissioners to take over school construction from the school board will be heard Thursday in a House Committee.

The House Government Committee will review Senate Bill 236, which would let the commissioners in nine counties take over school construction. It would allow those county commissioners to do everything from locating schools to building, maintaining and renovating the buildings.

The bill, which was approved in May by the Senate, is opposed by The Wake school board but backed by the Wake commissioners. The bill originally would have applied to all 100 counties.

The committee meeting will be at 10 a.m. in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. A favorable committee recommendation could put the bill, which doesn't require the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory, on fast track for adoption next week.

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