Big changes in store for Walton County School District

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 03:43 PM.

The next six years will likely herald a number of changes for students living in the Freeport and South Walton areas.

Districts officials think they will need to build two new schools, add wings to existing structures and convert two schools into new facilities in order to accommodate expected population growth.

Each month, 90 new homes hit the market, according to a presentation given to the Walton County School Board last month.

“The new buyers tend to be younger families with school-age children,” the 20-slide presentation noted.

Superintendent Carlene Anderson said the recommendations were based on information staff gathered from developers and historical growth data.

“This is all predictions,” she said. “The Board hasn’t made any decisions.”

Any approved changes would be funded through the district’s capital budget, not the operating one used predominantly to pay for staff salaries.

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