More About That Bill That Would Make Durham Public Schools A Landlord

More About That Bill That Would Make Durham Public Schools A Landlord

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon

In a previous article, I went through a bill (HB 31) filed by Durham legislators that would essentially make Durham Public Schools a landlord.

In that article, I mentioned that Durham had other options than to try this through legislation. In this article, I’ll delve into the ‘why’.

Picking up from where I left off with the video of the update on ‘teacher housing’ given by Durham Board Chair Mike Lee, he asked if there were any questions.

Well, Durham County Commissioner Heidi Carter had one.

In the video at the bottom of this article, there is a back and forth between the two.

Carter raises the question of whether or not the investigation of the option other districts had taken to accomplish the issue of teacher housing had thoroughly pursued.

Apparently, Carter had found that several counties in the state had created affordable teacher housing and it did not require legislation.

Lee never really answers Carter’s question, although she later says he did.

The idea that Durham’s push for legislation instead of the other options that other districts have used is political seems more likely the case once one investigates the other option Carter mentions[…]

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