Brunswick Co. Commission, School Board talk bond plan

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Leaders in Brunswick County will meet today to talk about the school district’s request for a bond referendum next year.

The Brunswick County School Board and Brunswick County Commission will meet at 4 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the Sandifer Administration Building at the government complex in Bolivia.

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Earlier this month the school board decided to ask commissioners to include a $175 million referendum on the November 8, 2016 ballot. That number has since been cut to $152 million. School district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the change stems from finalization of a full staff recommendation on priority project and the decision to use what’s called performance contracting for energy efficiency, which she says will save $26 million. Swencki says more details on the cost and projects will be unveiled this afternoon.

Some of the big issues to be addressed if the bond passes are building infrastructure improvements, classroom technology and athletic facility improvements.

WWAY will be at the meeting and will have updates on WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight.