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StarNews: New Hanover school board will consider $284M bond


By Pressley Baird

A possible bond referendum for New Hanover County Schools got a price tag and projects Tuesday.

At a work session, members of the New Hanover County Board of Education agreed to vote on a $284 million bond referendum at their January meeting. That referendum, which would pay for a new elementary school in Porters Neck and two replacement elementary schools, could be put on the November 2013 ballot if approved by the school board and the county commissioners.

The new and replacement schools would cost about $16 million each, while the rest of the funding would pay for building renovations and technology improvements across the county.

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