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StarNews: Officials unsure about ballot date for New Hanover bond referendum

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By: Pressley Baird
StarNewsOnline.com

A bond referendum to expand and renovate New Hanover County schools may take longer to appear before voters than originally thought.

When discussions began about the referendum in October, members of the New Hanover County Board of Education planned for it to go on the November 2013 ballot. School board members and county commissioners said that while no final decision has been made, they're leaning toward waiting at least a year before presenting the referendum to voters. But one thing that both groups feel is immediately necessary is a new school in the northern part of the county.

In January, the school board unanimously voted to ask the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to approve putting a bond referendum to fund new and renovated schools on the November 2013 ballot. The final price tag would be determined by both the school board and the county commissioners - a decision that must come no later than April for the bond to appear on the November ballot.

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Funny-

"The final price tag would be determined by both the school board and the county commissioners - a decision that must come no later than April for the bond to appear on the November ballot."

During the ballpark discussions this is how it started out " We need a decision by May to get it on the November ballot". And THAT was for a general election ballot. This is the only question to be on the ballot.

My guess is that they could wait until August like the ballpark supporters did. The only problem with that is that they then expose themselves to a long time watching the ads from the "cut spending everywhere" crowd.

But they certainly CAN wait for a final number - probably until August

Vog