New Stumptown Road school still a no-go despite county issuing bonds
by Staff Writer
A list of bond issues for upcoming school projects released after Mecklenburg County announced its decision to lift its three-year moratorium on borrowing money does not include the construction of a new elementary school on Stumptown Road in Huntersville. The school would have taken students out of Torrence Creek elementary, which is one of the most overcrowded schools in the district.
The list of school projects included schools to replace Bain and Pineville elementary schools and McClintock Middle School, as well as renovations to Alexander Graham Middle School. Although a prioritized list of potential projects for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools listed a Stumptown Road school as the fifth most important out of 15 projects, a new county ranking rubric caused the project to fall to 26th in importance out of 65 total projects across the county.
The county halted borrowing three years ago due to the recession. School officials plan to borrow $156 million for the new schools.