Own http://wfae.org en Mecklenburg Not Part Of Bill To Allow Counties To Own Schools http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-not-part-bill-allow-counties-own-schools <p>Most of the state’s counties, including Mecklenburg, are no longer included in a bill that would give counties the authority to build, own, and maintain schools.&nbsp; The bill passed out of a senate committee Wednesday, only giving nine counties the option to take over ownership of schools from local school districts.&nbsp; Those counties include Rowan, Wake and Harnett.</p><p>Senator Ron Rabin of Harnett County said county commissions are more equipped to handle business deals.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:23:15 +0000 Lisa Miller 27357 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg Commissioners Consider Taking Over Ownership Of Schools http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-commissioners-consider-taking-over-ownership-schools <P>A bill introduced in the North Carolina senate would allow counties to take ownership of schools.&nbsp; Some Mecklenburg County commissioners say they would want to own CMS buildings, if that bill passes.&nbsp; That’s put CMS officials on the defensive.</P> <P>This is how schools get built in North Carolina:&nbsp; Since school districts don’t have taxing authority, voters approve bonds for the construction. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:31:34 +0000 Lisa Miller 23564 at http://wfae.org