Wake County, N.C., voters may get a chance to decide whether they're willing to pay higher property taxes to avoid sending students to mandatory year-round schools. The school board has voted 5-4 to study its future building options if a school bond referendum were to succeed this fall. The study would include the costs of eventually eliminating mandatory year-round schools. Some board members are reluctant to seek another bond issue so soon after successfully passing a $970 million package in November 2006.
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