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Increasing public-school capacity in North Carolina will be the focus of a lunch meeting in Raleigh Oct. 26 at Exploris Museum.

NC Policy Watch will host “Financing Our Children’s Future: The School Construction Crisis,” a meeting designed to spur discussion around questions of how to create capacity, how to pay for it and what to do if the upcoming bond referendum is defeated.

A panel discussion will feature Bill Atkinson, president and CEO of WakeMed, and chair of Friends of Wake County, a group pushing for passage of a $970 million school construction bond issue; former Gov. Jim Martin; and Rob Schofield, director of policy and research at NC Policy Watch.

Exploris is located in downtown Raleigh at 201 E. Hargett Street.

Registration is required and the $10 fee includes a box lunch.

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