GCS Bond in Jeopardy in Wake of Busing Students to the Polls? | Beaufort County Now

Last week I posted the Rhino Times story on Guilford County Schools’ plan to bus students to the polls for early voting. john locke foundation, GCS bond, busing students, polls, february 25, 2020
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GCS Bond in Jeopardy in Wake of Busing Students to the Polls?

Publisher's note: The author of this post is Sam Hieb for the John Locke Foundation.

    Last week I posted the Rhino Times story on Guilford County Schools' plan to bus students to the polls for early voting. The story has caught on; the Greensboro News & Record follows up in today's edition, while Carolina Plott Hound has a link to a News & Observer story reporting that Wake County Schools is considering busing students to the polls. (Both stories are behind the paywall.)

    But the High Point Enterprise has an interesting angle - will busing students to the polls have an effect on the proposed school bond, which could be as high as $1 billion?

    Mind you, some of the sources quoted in the Enterprise story are just hearing "rumors." But there's also a voice that certainly counts-County Commissioner Justin Conrad:

  • "When this came out, last Friday I got six calls in one day on this from parents. I never get six calls like that on one day from parents," Conrad told The Enterprise. "There are a lot of concerns and questions. There are people that I would have said in a normal climate not only would have been supporters but advocates and cheerleaders of the bonds questioning the bonds right now. I am concerned about it."

    Like GCS needs more people questioning a $1 billion bond.

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