Commissioners Start Process to Build New Schools in Asheville, N.C.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The city school system will get $2 million to plan replacements for Asheville Middle School and Isaac Dickson Elementary School, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday.

Commissioners approved a resolution that will allow money the county gets from state government to go to pay architects and other planners to decide how best to replace the schools.

That process will probably take 12-18 months, County Manager Wanda Greene said. “At the end of this, we’ll know exactly what we need,” she said.

Most likely, one new school will be built, then another, Greene said.

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