BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Bladen County School System released a video showing photos of issues with their facilities that could cause safety concerns for their students, according to school officials.
"We know quite often that rain could come, tiles could become wet and they could fall out of the ceiling. We've actually had it happen in where students could have been," Superintendent Robert Taylor said.
"The video has sparked some conversation about the issues in the schools. Some of these buildings were built in 1920 and in 1925," explained Valerie Newton, spokesperson for the Bladen County School System.
The school system is providing information about the issues with the school system because an upcoming referendum on the ballot could help improve these issues.
The Sale and Use Tax referendum costs Bladen County residents one-fourth of a penny per dollar in addition to all other State and Local Sales and Use Taxes.
If passed, it could provide Bladen County Schools with $450,000 per year to improve facility needs.
The referendum will be on the ballot May 6.
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