Burgaw, NC - After a public hearing Monday afternoon the Pender County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the School Bond Order Adoption & Resolution Regarding Publication of Bond Referendum. Simply put, the bond will be on the November ballot.
“I want to thank Board members for their continued support. The bond is where it should be, in the hands of Pender County voters and they will have the final say,” said Superintendent Dr. Steven Hill. “The research shows the growth of the county isn’t slowing down so we need to do all we can to provide children with the best learning atmosphere we can, the bond will help meet the current need we have to create space for our students.”
Among the items included in the bond are a new K-5 elementary school and 6-8 middle school preferably near the Pender - New Hanover county line to help reduce the overcrowding of the Topsail area schools.
Surf City Elementary, Surf City Middle and Penderlea School were built as a result of the 2014 school bond and opened in 2018.