Early College Plans Still Not Final

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

By Mike Barnhardt
Enterprise Record

It’s too big. The cost per square foot is too high. The design fees are higher than expected.
Members of the Davie County Board of Education on Monday grappled with what they see as problems with plans to move Davie County Early College High School into the Gantt building on the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College. A second phase of the plan would add classroom space to that building, eliminating the need for a mobile unit.
Board members are behind the eight ball.
The community college has told the schools that the two classrooms being used for the early college won’t be available next year. And college leaders want a commitment that the POD, or mobile unit, occupied by the early college will be replaced by a permanent building.
Terry Renegar, chair of the board of education, has been meeting with college officials and even he is confused about what board members see as a high construction cost …