Bertie Commissioners And School Board Discuss New High School

Emotions boiled over Thursday night after a meeting in Bertie County involving the construction of a new Bertie High School.

Parents were unable to speak during a meeting involving school and county officials.

County officials got an earful from parents after their voices were silenced during the meeting in Windsor.

Plans estimate the cost at 26 million--but parents argue the county doesn't have enough money and the new school won't be big enough for its growing population. County commissioners and school board members agree a new school needs to be built.

A public comment period will be available during the school board's meeting on April 6th.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Bertie county Commissioners will be meeting with the Bertie county school board Thursday, to further discuss the possibility of a new high school.

County Commissioners looked at options for building a new high school across from the current one on highway 13 in Windsor, to the tune of between 21 and 26 million dollars. That's according to the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.

The paper says one of the problems they may run into with the new school is that there would only be space for 800 students when the high school total number is currently around 850.

We'll keep you posted on this.


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