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Construction of new PK-8 school in Cerro Gordo unanimously approved

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Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Board of Education Monday unanimously approved funding for a new PK-8 school to be built in Cerro Gordo.

The winning bid for the build was approved at just under 21-million dollars and construction is scheduled to begin in the next three months.

The school would replace Cerro Gordo School which is currently on the site. The majority of the current school will be demolished with the new building attached to a part of one that is roughly 7 years old.

According to Superintendent Dr. Deanne Meadows the new school will take two years to build and when completed will hold 650-700 students. Students from Evergreen and Cerro Gordo would attend the new school which has not yet been named.

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