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Plans move forward for new Davidson County high school

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Travis Smith has a big vision for the 65 acres of land where the county’s newest high school will soon be built.

“It’s going to be more modernized and up to date,” said Smith, the executive director of operations for Davidson County Schools.

It’s been years since the county has built a new high school, which has led to overcrowding at North Davidson and Ledford Senior high schools.

“We have teachers who are roving, multiple teachers who do not have classrooms,” Smith said.

“They might have to move from classroom to classroom to teach their class.”

“The hallways don’t have the capacity to really handle that amount of students,” he said.

On Wednesday, the school board approved a construction bid to build the new school.

County commissioners voted Tuesday to fund the $51 million needed for the project.

The new high school is expected to open August 2017.

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