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New Hanover Co. school board members discussing a possible bond referendum

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County school board members say the school system has millions of dollars worth of repairs to do and they're considering a bond referendum.

According to Bill Hance, the assistant superintendent of operations, a 2010 facility need survey revealed there are about $390,000,000 worth of identified needs.

"It stretches across the school system from schools that need to be replaced, to major renovations, roofs, and air conditioner renovations at existing schools." Said Hance.

Some board members recently met with Dianne Avery, who helped get previous referendums for the school system passed. According to emails, Avery is willing to help the school system out again for free.

Hance tells us, they're in the early stages of discussing a possible referendum. He says, before they decide to do anything they would want to make sure county officials are on board with the idea.

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