Board IDs $7M In Needs At High School

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2011

By Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

Ten years ago, a task force was formed to investigate facility issues at Davie High School. The task force was made up of 39 members of Davie communities and schools.
Their mission was to present non-binding recommendations, and one of those was that once enrollment at the high school reached 1,600 students for two years in a row, a new high school be built. At the time, enrollment was 1,614 students (in the 2001-02 school year, according to the NC Department of Public Instruction).
The following two years, enrollment dropped below 1,600, but in 2004-05, there were 1,677 students, and the following year, enrollment was 1,740.
Fast-forward 10 years.
There have been some renovations to the high school, but there have been two failed bond referendums that would have provided a new one.
Enrollment has stayed above 1,600, sometimes well above, even reaching 1,823 in the 2006-07 school year.
As of Feb. 11, enrollment at the …